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Cybercrime and Super Yachts

If only I had that problem....

     
11:45 pm on May 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Within a few hours of mooring up and opening his laptop, Campbell Murray had taken complete control of a nearby multimillion-dollar superyacht.

He could easily have sailed it – and its super rich owner – off into the sunset. “We had control of the satellite communications,” said Murray, an IT specialist. “We had control of the telephone system, the Wi-Fi, the navigation … And we could wipe the data to erase any evidence of what we had done.”

The ease with which ocean-going oligarchs or other billionaires can be hijacked on the high seas was revealed at a superyacht conference held in a private members club in central London this week.

[theguardian.com...]

My "super yatch" used to be a 16' aluminum punt with a 5hp two-stroke outboard. Great for bass fishing .... sigh, miss those days out on the water to brain flush. Good eating, too! (Texas Crappie and white bass, catfish on lazy lines.... oh I miss that!)
2:27 am on May 7, 2017 (gmt 0)

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My brothers & I just sold our lake house at Clearlake, CA where our "super yacht" was a 15' Merc 15 hp 4-stroke Console... a real dog; barely fast enough to get a skier up, but great for fishing.

Guess anything connected to the internet is at risk for compromise. I've got my studio & my home WiFi locked down pretty good. When I browse through my router history I see a lot of failed connections from the uninvited.
10:57 pm on May 7, 2017 (gmt 0)

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IoHT, Internet of Hacked Things. :-(