This is on the governments that failed to be responsible about cyber-security from day one.
The world’s GPS system is vulnerable to hackers or terrorists who could use it to hijack ships — even commercial airliners, according to a frightening new study that exposes a huge potential hole in national security.
Using a laptop, a small antenna and an electronic GPS “spoofer” built for $3,000, GPS expert Todd Humphreys and his team at the University of Texas took control of the sophisticated navigation system aboard an $80 million, 210-foot super-yacht in the Mediterranean Sea.
“We injected our spoofing signals into its GPS antennas and we’re basically able to control its navigation system with our spoofing signals,” Humphreys told Fox News.
Phi Beta Iota: The US Government has never lacked for wise counsel — it lacks only for integrity across all of its functions. Winn Schwartau, among others, testified to Congress. Just as with peak oil, peak water, infectious disease, genertically modified crops and on and on and on, the USA appears to suffer a “know nothing” Congress that is corrupt to the bone, along with Cabinet Secretaries whose job as they understand it is serving special interests rather than the public interest.