Ship hack 'risks chaos in English Channel'

Ship hack 'risks chaos in English Channel'
 

A commonly used ship-tracking technology can be hacked to spoof the size and location of boats in order to trigger other vessels' collision alarms, a researcher has discovered.
Ken Munro has suggested that the vulnerability could be exploited to block the English Channel.
Other experts suggest the consequences would be less serious.
But they have backed a call for ship owners to protect their vessels against the threat.
Mr Munro's company, Pen Test Partners, has made limited details of the hack public to coincide with London's Infosecurity Europe exhibition, where he is showing off his... read more

 
7 June 2018 in World News, Views: 137
Source: BBC
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