- Feb 17, 2006
Wow, someone screwed up!
Garmin is reportedly being asked to pay a $10 million ransom to free its systems from a cyberattack that has taken down many of its services for two days.
Download it here. The app is searchable in the Google Play Store under Sailboat Owners.
Sorry iPhone/iPad users, we are still waiting on Apple. :(Click the X in the upper right corner to make this go away
How would this happen?I know Raymarine had taken steps to prevent hacking of their internal networks.
Many instruments are now wireless.
Who would want to be using Radar and Autopilot and have a Hacker take over control?
Web access via your instrumentation is always a risk.
The RING doorbell, like the home security coameras, are connected to your WIFI. You can connect with your computer or other WIFI device. The problem is when people install them and don't change the default password. They are visible on the internet and hackers cruise around until they find one with the default password still in place. Your autopilot on the boat even though connected to other devices on board on WIFI, you would unlikely have internet connection. Someone would have to be very close to your boat in order to take control.I've got WiFi built into my B&G Vulcan 7 Chartplotter. One of the features you can not do from the repeater display is to change the autopilot heading. The wife asked why not? I replied, Imagine going through the south flood gate in New Orleans and someone activating your autopilot.
The last time I was through that gate there was a 180° magnetic deviation in the middle of the gate.
I'm not a techno geek but if they can hijack your RING doorbell, who's to say they can't hijack your autopilot.
Raymarine creates an internal WiFi network that allows me to use my iPad as a terminal or repeat Nav station.How would this happen?
I get a big deviation with my flux compass when passing near massive steel objects, Thus I put my AP in standby or I will begin a wild swing.The last time I was through that gate there was a 180° magnetic deviation in the middle of the gate.
I suppose that would be possible albeit not very likely. Hacker would need to be in range of your boat, normal Wi-Fi range is about 300ft, long enough to “break” your security and authenticate on your network and take over control of your steering.Hack that WiFi and you have control of my boat internal network.