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The U.S. military could blind Syria’s air defenses — as it would need to do to establish a ‘no-fly’ zone over rebel held areas — without firing a shot, using new and highly secret cyberattack capabilities, according to USA Today.
Radar are, in some ways, like wireless transmitters and receivers, and jamming equipment can get false information or even destructive data, like malware, into the network via the radar itself, said Shlomo Narkolayev, an analyst who has worked on cyber issues for the Israeli military’s cyberwarfare unit
“It sounds like science fiction. It’s not,” Narkolayev old the paper. “It’s not hard to do this,” he said.