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Ships Are Vulnerable to Hackers and Sabotage

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.


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Ships Are Vulnerable to Hackers and Sabotage

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A security researcher has revealed that a particular model of a Voyage Data Recorder (VDR), or a ship’s black box, put bluntly, is vulnerable to hackers who can track a ship’s route. Just as significantly, the device is also vulnerable to tampering or sabotage by anyone who can access the device, including its crew. Tech-saavy pirates could potentially hack a ship’s Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) to track its movements and even spy on a ship’s crew, with the device directly connected to microphones in the bridge of the vessel. The discovery was made by Ruben Santamarta, a security researcher at…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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