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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...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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