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Yacht Hijacked By University Of Texas Via GPS Spoofing
2013-08-01 05:53:03

[ Watch the Video: Spoofing On The High Seas ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Students at the University of Texas, Austin, have demonstrated the ability to spoof a GPS system using a custom-made device that diverted an $80 million yacht from its course in the Mediterranean Sea. The researchers, led by UT engineering professor Todd Humphreys, were able to use the briefcase-sized device to override existing GPS signals and effectively take control - with...

Texas Researchers Hijack Drone, Expose Crucial Homeland Security Threat
2012-06-30 06:20:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Computer hardware and software companies have been asking hackers to break into their systems for years now. After all, the best way to find cracks in your system is to have an unaffiliated party point them out for you. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has adopted this tactic, asking a team of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin to hijack one of their infamous drones. The team, led by professor Todd...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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