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USA Military Drones have a computer virus?? keylogging...

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posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 07:52 AM
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USA Military Drones have a computer virus?? keylogging...


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it showed up on a Microsoft-based Windows system.
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posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 07:52 AM
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So what if, hypothetically speaking, a depopulation supporter, gave the military a "special" update for their software? Then, said update caused the drones to take out a signifcant amount of the population. Would the government claim a computer glitch? How easy could something like this happen?

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posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 08:12 AM
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While this is alarming, its not THAT alarming. It isnt a Terminator plot. None of the drones that carry weapons are autonomous, and as of now they carry a max of 2 hellfire missiles, so you scenario would never come to pass.

I am however quite interested in the implications and ramifications of this key logging. Can someone get control of the drone? Why would they even release this info?



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 08:30 AM
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Anon should just DDOS them and shut it down.. or, re program them to go else where, guess.. they would be then classed as terrorists huh, and we'd probably loose the internet.. hmm.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 10:15 AM
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This is not surprising in that the Govt. is using an off the shelf operating system (OS) primarily designed for office work.

And was not designed for secure systems.

The fact that Iraqi insurgents could capture videos from the Drones using off the shelf windows software that cost $26. is ridiculous.

If they were able access the videos of the drones off of these systems, then they could likely access the pieces of software that control the craft as well.

If they were capable of this then it is conceivable that they could override the controls of the vehicle and fly it and attack wherever and whatever they wanted

The military should have their own secure Operating System by now and not rely solely upon an OS created for novice home computer users and the retail market.

This is what we get for allowing one company to monopolize the computer industry.




posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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The hole in the network seems to be between the satellite and the drone. Perhaps it is possible to hack or insert scripts to the closed network at Creech through the satellite. Its amazing the video data is not encrypted.

Must make some wicked videos.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 10:59 AM
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If they ran a Linux based system, keylogger wouldn't be a problem. It's interesting that their security is so lax and unconsidered. Anybody can purchase a keylogger system and install it on a computer.
A N Y O N E.
So, it's a complete surprise and shock that they have?

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posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by RainbeauBleu
If they ran a Linux based system, keylogger wouldn't be a problem. It's interesting that their security is so lax and unconsidered. Anybody can purchase a keylogger system and install it on a computer.
A N Y O N E.
So, it's a complete surprise and shock that they have?

edit on 8/10/11 by RainbeauBleu because: (no reason given)


Was going to say the same thing why aren't they running Linux and have their own program developers... Amazing. Unless this is a prelude to a false flag so they can blame it on cyber terrorists... There is the conspiracy angle...



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by minto
Anon should just DDOS them and shut it down.. or, re program them to go else where, guess.. they would be then classed as terrorists huh, and we'd probably loose the internet.. hmm.


Nice idea but not so good in reality. Obviously you would not be able to DDOS them but any inference could send an armed drone down into a busy civilian street. Just saying hacking into weapon tech is serious business and should not be done without very SERIOUS thought about the implications.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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The government can't even keep viruses out of killer drones; and yet, they want to manage our health care.

#beVeryAfraid()



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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Originally posted by minto
Anon should just DDOS them and shut it down.. or, re program them to go else where, guess.. they would be then classed as terrorists huh, and we'd probably loose the internet.. hmm.


Nah we would never lose the internet, its too valuable an asset for them.

Keeping track of the GP, dis-info and all that shabang



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 03:24 PM
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Exactly what I was thinking, all of our militaries love their false flags (conspiracy angle
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posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by steppenwolf86
reply to post by Jerisa
 


While this is alarming, its not THAT alarming. It isnt a Terminator plot. None of the drones that carry weapons are autonomous, and as of now they carry a max of 2 hellfire missiles,


Wrong, the purpose built attack version, the Reaper, can carry up to 14 Hellfire missiles. That's a whole lot of hurt for someone on the ground.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 05:19 PM
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This is the type of thing a person or country would need if they were trying to copy a drone.

The actual hardware is the easy part, programming it and operating it are a whole new degree of difficulty.

China would be my guess.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 07:32 PM
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I know! That is just scary!



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 07:58 PM
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that disclosure is simply news for us that the Chinese or Israelis have compromised that system. They don't need to be able to override such systems. Merely being able to look over the shoulder of the controller will give them all manner of data and capabilities of these systems.

But, you know why these systems are so important, don't you? They represent what the future holds for such systems--and that future could have been yesterday--is that those large drones will be carrying little nukes one of these days and those new bunker busters. How Israel would love to fly a fleet of those things, loaded, over Iran and not lose a single pilot (in that exchange anyway)!



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 08:21 PM
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Wow..computer virus in the attack drones, you know that almost sounds like SKYNET from the terminator movies.



posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 08:27 PM
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How much time before they blame a hacker doing a false flag ?

it simple .. you take a few drone to launch bomb
or crash them in fed building
with the reason they didnt had the codes the launch missiles
so the governement can erase any blame doubts on themself

Those drone .. anyone with a joystick and good hacking skills
can control them if they want



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 11:30 AM
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The military should have their own secure Operating System by now and not rely solely upon an OS created for novice home computer users and the retail market.


The thought occurred to me that the military might be having a hard time recruiting real computer techies cuz most of them would rather work agin'um than for'um/



posted on Oct, 9 2011 @ 12:23 PM
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I'm reminded of a story a few years back, about insurgents hacking into US military drones. It had been going on for a while before it was even discovered. (How pathetically clumsy is that!) And, as I recall, the drones were using freaking Windows.

Now don't we have an increasing number of drones being used in the US and the UK? How is that not an incident waiting to happen?



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