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Re: AIS "extremely vulnerable to hackers"

I've experienced the slow process of changing standards before, so I'm not going to hold my breath until the ITU or IMO changes the AIS protocal. I'm certain that manufacturers will put in some basic error-checking firmware sometime to ensure that single AIS broadcasts or subsequent messages with conflicting information or boat speeds in excess of MACH 1 will be filtered out or somehow marked as "suspect".

I was being very tongue-in-cheek and believe that Mark was as well regarding using, or not using, electronics aboard. I singlehand and feel that my AIS (transmitter) is my most important nighttime tool. Since the IMO doesn't require me to transmit I can easily turn off my signal if I feel it prudent.
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