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As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month every Saturday I’ll be sharing links to videos, presentations, etc. that show interesting, surprising and entertaining content relating to security. I’ve now covered Hackers on a Plane, Hackers in Space, Hackers in your House and now we’re looking outwards again to the high seas.

This is the thing I love about hacking, with almost every area of life being controlled or supported by technology there’s such a broad range of opportunities for exploring. On the counter-side of course, that means there’s equal opportunities for mischief and cybercrime but it’s people like those presenting below that help make the world a safer place.

Here Julian Blanco talks about hacking global ship tracking and maritime collision avoidance systems at DEF CON 27, even going so far as to draw a smiley face on the ocean with spoofed GPS messages…

If you think this is all theoretical, Corey Ranslem of International Maritime Security Associates talks in this 2018 video about reports from coastguards of GPS jamming/spoofing and the potential risks of hacking systems on the ship’s bridge based on this article….

With a bit more deep dive in this one…

The rich and famous’ preferred mode of recreational transport is the Yacht, their owners tend to be high-net worth and often own or run large businesses, which makes them high-value targets. But, how vulnerable are they? Here, Stephan Gerling talks through how to hack a Yacht from navigation to onboard systems, cameras, and onboard networked devices…

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