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Old 10-15-2018, 03:08 PM   #1
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America’s newest weapon systems—the F-35 jet, missile systems, and other cutting edge machines—aren’t ready to withstand cyber attacks and can be “easily hacked” using “basic tools.”
That’s the finding of a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO)—a non-partisan agency that investigates issues at Congress’ request. In a report published on Tuesday, the GAO found “mission-critical cyber vulnerabilities in nearly all weapon systems that were under development.” According to the report, software-enabled functions that are “potentially susceptible to compromise” include targeting missiles and flying aircraft.





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Does that mean the underlying software is some form of Windows?
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:46 PM   #3
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This is why the F-35 is garbage and everyone should just buy glorious SU-35!
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:48 PM   #4
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Does that mean the underlying software is some form of Windows?
And probably one that is "no longer supported by Microsoft"...


The underlying question is, is the operational advantage of a networked airforce / army / navy big enough to negate the inherent risks?


We simply have to accept that every networked thing can be hacked by a determined adversary. It is possible to make it slightly difficult by passwords, encryption etc., but to make it "impossible" means that you have to physically isolate (or remove) the network.
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:43 PM   #7
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And probably one that is "no longer supported by Microsoft"...


The underlying question is, is the operational advantage of a networked airforce / army / navy big enough to negate the inherent risks?


We simply have to accept that every networked thing can be hacked by a determined adversary. It is possible to make it slightly difficult by passwords, encryption etc., but to make it "impossible" means that you have to physically isolate (or remove) the network.
Good point. One for which I dont have an answer. I sincerely suspect that said risks are minimized or rather that the advantages are vstly superior to the risks when you believe you are technologically and cybernetically more advanced than your potential enemies, and as such, you will be a step ahead. But that is a very dangerous assumption that could not be true any longer in some years...
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have you guys ever researched who exactly funds gao???

"credible" is the last word id use to apply to anything that comes out of gao. gao has produced more bogus reports than any one organization ive seen to date.
their attempt to criticize the f-35 vs a-10 flyoff test demonstrated complete ignorance of even the rudiments of the subject matter.
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have you guys ever researched who exactly funds gao???

"credible" is the last word id use to apply to anything that comes out of gao. gao has produced more bogus reports than any one organization ive seen to date.
their attempt to criticize the f-35 vs a-10 flyoff test demonstrated complete ignorance of even the rudiments of the subject matter.

Haha...Agreed!
GAO is FAR from non-partisan...haha
In fact, saying any government agency is non-partisan is funny. They all take sides. They all have agendas.

...plus look who wrote the article...vice, what a joke.
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Also reported on NPR


https://www.npr.org/2018/10/09/65588...ttack-gao-says
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