GPS technology can be hacked to hijack ships and aircraft: Study
Washington: A new study has revealed that the Global Positing System (GPS) is vulnerable to hackers or terrorists who could use it to hijack ships and commercial airliners.
Fox News reports that the new study has exposed a huge potential hole in national security.
GPS expert Todd Humphreys and his team at the University of Texas (UT) had taken over the sophisticated navigation system on a super-yacht in the Mediterranean Sea using a laptop, a small antenna and an electronic GPS spoofer, built for only 3,000 dollars.
The UT team was able to drive the ship far, take it into treacherous waters, and even put it on a collision course with another ship.
However, the ship`s GPS system reported the vessel was calmly moving along its intended course.
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