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Thanks to a defense contractor's errant use of a peer-to-peer file-sharing network, President Obama's helicopter may not be as safe as it looks.
A Pittsburgh-area company that monitors peer-to-peer networks accessed with file-sharing software like LimeWire and Napster says it has identified a potentially serious security breach involving Marine One and an IP address in Tehran, Iran.
The company found a file detailing the helicopter's blueprints and avionics package, which it then traced to its original source, Tiversa CEO Bob Boback told NBC affiliate WPXI, which reported the story Saturday.
"What appears to be a defense contractor in Bethesda, MD had a file sharing program on one of their systems that also contained highly sensitive blueprints for Marine One," Boback said. Tiversa also found information detailing the cost of Marine One.
Originally posted by sir_chancealot
Let me get this straight....
The ONLY person to download this just HAPPENED to be in Iran?
If I saw a file labeled "Blue-prints for Marine-One/Air Force Once", I'd check it out just for the "Woah! It has THAT?! No way! Check THIS out! That's awesome!" factor.
I would offer four theories on this particular fiasco:
1) New helicopter appropriations.
2) A spy using the "p2p software did it!" defense,
3) False-flag setup.
4) Monitor p2p networks.
Nothing new under the sun.
Originally posted by projectvxn
Iranian A-rabs huh? Some people should not be given access to information. You may be one of these individuals. Iranians are PERSIANS not Arabs. And if you'd bother doing research on your perceived enemy you'd know that Iran is an advanced PERSIAN nation with indigenous technology. They have their own satellite now, very advanced missile technology. Very advanced and well trained Intelligence services, and so forth and so on. This is a modern civilization, and a regional superpower, meaning, that within it's immediate region Iran calls the shots. Iran calls the shots in Iraq and we're occupying the place.
I'm not inclined to believe the Iranian PEOPLE are my enemy, I'm not sure I feel the same about their government. I don't even think they like their government. But they are a proud people, with technical know-how and an ancient history they're not just going to fold. So yes, I believe there is a danger of such things happening, such an event could justify a whole number of things including the beginning of a world war should any connections to Russia, or China be discovered such as bankrolling operations. These are scenarios which should be contemplated, because if it's not the guy you hate today, it may be the guy you like tomorrow.