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Government Report: Military Technology Vulnerable to Hackers

A NEW REPORT from the U.S. Government Accountability Office brings both good and bad news. For governments around the world that might like to sabotage America’s military technology, the good news is that this would be all too easy to do: Testers at the Department of Defense “routinely found mission-critical cyber vulnerabilities in nearly all weapon systems that were under development” over a five-year period, the report said. For Americans, the bad news is that up until very recently, no one seemed to care enough to fix these security holes.

In 1991, the report noted, the U.S. National Research Council warned that “system disruptions will increase” as the use of computers and networks grows and as adversaries attack them. The Pentagon more or less ignored this and at least five subsequent warnings on the subject, according to the GAO, and hasn’t made a serious effort to safeguard the vast patchwork of software that controls planes, ships, missiles, and other advanced ordnance against hackers.

Read more at The Intercept

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  • With current regime in power in the US, this is twice as worrisome as it may have been previously. People get tired of reality shows after a while, and this one happens to be one that is bleeding into actual reality and threatens to harm a person’s actual reality.

  • With the current regime in power in the US, this is twice as worrisome as it may have been previously. People get tired of reality shows after a while, and this one happens to be one that is bleeding into actual reality and threatens to harm it..

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