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Homeland In-security? 'Entire generation' of US weapons easily hackable

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posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 09:05 PM

A report from the US Government Accountability Office paints a grim picture of American military security – or the lack thereof. A host of American weapons can easily be hacked, either due to tech issues or human incompetence.

The GAO report draws on 30 years of Department of Defense data and interviews with dozens of military officials to reveal a broad range of cybersecurity flaws in the world’s most high-tech military apparatus. Security holes were found both in aging systems and systems still under development, suggesting the problem is systemic.

The vulnerabilities are surprisingly low-tech for a country that spends more than half of every tax dollar on the military. Many security flaws involved weak passwords and unencrypted network traffic. Others suggested a poor understanding of network security by military technicians.

Test teams were able to guess one administrator’s password in nine seconds, while some weapons systems used the default passwords that came with the commercial software that ran the systems. Testers were able to download and delete classified data, take over operators’ screens, and track operators’ activity without alerting them.

Also, anyone spot the TB3 Look a like graphic supplied by the dept of defense??? Odd?


posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 09:47 PM
Technology is making everything more susceptable to deception and theft or hacking. I think our countries security is in jeopardy because of technology overuse. Also these computer programs being changed all the time can lead to not being able to track expenditures or cover up theft of funding.

posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 09:55 PM
Sorry, I'm broke

posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 10:00 PM

originally posted by: Mandroid7
Sorry, I'm broke

And what does that have to do with the topic?

posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 10:07 PM
a reply to: CaptainBeno

It's a generic, easy to use graphic to show the systems they're discussing.

posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 11:00 PM
a reply to: JourneymanWelder


This reads like a bs sales pitch.

You want to pay more for taxes?

Or are you just playing ATS hall monitor, with no input on the subject?

posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 11:31 PM
a reply to: CaptainBeno

You can thank Obummer, The Maoist/Marxists,
and general sell out complacency of our Neocon
Political attitude for that deviant tangent.

But rest easy, we have other Magic.
The likes of which,you have never witnessed before.


edit on 9-10-2018 by Wildmanimal because: Grammar

posted on Oct, 9 2018 @ 11:33 PM
a reply to: Mandroid7

Yes and no. I've had some interesting conversations about this topic, especially with my brother, who does network security checks for many different organizations, including the military. He spends many hours trying to figure out a nice way to tell someone they're a complete idiot about their security. People are finally starting to take security seriously though, and are making changes.

posted on Oct, 10 2018 @ 03:50 PM
The EU has been planning for more than 30 years in one of their dream black ops, to hack into the control and command system for the launch of minuteman missiles from the US, to create a false flag, by launching a strike against Russia.

This was credible up to a certain point, but not anymore now ! There's no chance and no possibility that the EU can hack into these weapons. Additionally they are not "online" ! Those weapons are not somehow connected to a network.

Only a sort of video game idiot would believe such thing. There's no way anyone can throw the rock and hide the hand in the 21st century ... you'll just get hit back, harder than before.

This hack buffoonery moreover is being fueled by recent Dutch claims of hacking into the OPCW and WADA organisations in the Netherlands, by Russia.

The only possible assessment in this case is that the hack came from NATO itself, to prove their newly acquired hack technologies from Universities around Europe. NATO is having a cybersecurity confab and they have executed this hack attack against WADA and OPCW as a demonstration. The whole thing was approved by the Royals of the Netherlands and Rutte's government as a trick to attempt to blame Russia. The coordination with Dutch ambassador to Russia is so well timed with their Skripal and cyber squabbles, that it looks like more then a coincidence which involves the ambassador as well.

posted on Oct, 10 2018 @ 03:57 PM
a reply to: Flanker86

God you just love to make it up as you go don't you.

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