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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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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