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Dial 00000000 for Armageddon. US’s top secret launch nuclear launch code was frighteningly simple

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posted on Nov, 30 2013 @ 09:49 PM
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It should be D***H**D.
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posted on Nov, 30 2013 @ 10:01 PM
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EA006
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It should be D***H**D.
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You cant have wildcards in passwords.

You hack!

Oo



posted on Nov, 30 2013 @ 11:10 PM
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This was predicted a long time ago.



I'm amazed that no one picked up on it.



posted on Nov, 30 2013 @ 11:11 PM
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Dial 00000000 for Armageddon. US’s top secret launch nuclear launch code....

Quietly changes his Gmail and Facebook password



posted on Nov, 30 2013 @ 11:37 PM
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desertguy

roadgravel

Pont52
wow... I wonder what the new code is? 1234? 1337? 6969?


My guess would be 00000001


Should have been 867 5409 lol I love that song !


Did you seriously do this?

You say you love the song, and then, you do this.


Why? Why for the love of all that is holy?

If you are confused by my reply, sing it in your head with the numbers you wrote down.

And NOW that bloody song is stuck in my head.


ETA: It really shouldn't be that much of a surprise to everyone that they had such an easy code. In the race for mutual assured destruction, seconds count!

edit on 30-11-2013 by amarenell because: Relevance to discussion



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 12:44 AM
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Sometimes the simplest codes are the hardest ones to crack, because no one is ever "looking" for anything simple, they are always trying to "crack" a difficult, overly complicated code, especially one that you would believe would be tied to a nuclear missile



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 06:25 AM
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This is from Eric Schlosser's new book Command And Control. The Mail have gotten it slightly wrong, yes the code was set to 00000000 by the DoD who were dragging their heels over putting in the system in the first place, because it was one of several control systems, but it was the one that would be controlled by the civilian branch of government, and the DoD thought for many years that nuclear weapon authorisations should lie with the generals and not the President. So they wanted to preserve the ability to launch their weapons if they wanted to.

There were however other safeguards in place on the weapons. Not much in the way of safeguards. But inputting 000000000 would not itself have allowed anybody to launch a nuke.



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 06:42 AM
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fatpastyhead

Bedlam

fatpastyhead

and it was...


23 years ago.


Haha fair play


FWIW, I don't remember my locker combination from back then either, and I dialed that a lot more.



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 10:14 AM
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desertguy

roadgravel

Pont52
wow... I wonder what the new code is? 1234? 1337? 6969?


My guess would be 00000001


Should have been 867 5409 lol I love that song !


867-5309



posted on Dec, 1 2013 @ 07:05 PM
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Sesame street taught them a new password. so don't worry.
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posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 01:21 AM
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Just think... Arabs were the first to come up with the concept of zero being a numeral.

Coincidence?



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 01:58 AM
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I only stayed in this thread to see that clip. I knew it had to come....

Thank you!



posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 03:12 AM
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Dial 00000000 for Armageddon..........

Not exactly a code that I would want to use for every single missile in the entire nuclear arsenal on the Continental United States. I mean could you imagine some hillbilly down at Redstone or at Mountain Home Arsenal accidentally setting his beer down on the keypad. Set your beer down to go take a whiz and next thing you know all hell is breaking loose when you come back.

I mean wouldn't something like boot2@$$3$ be reasonable??!!



posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 10:10 AM
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But access to the "lock" is very limited no?



posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 12:08 PM
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Sometimes the most interesting things are hidden in plain site.



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