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#11 9 years ago
Nemmerle;5172184Oh wow. :lulz: Someone really screwed the pooch on this one, the poor thing's going to need counselling.

That's not an entirely accurate statement.

Do they say what kind of drone he "hacked" in to? Something small like a Raven doesn't surprise me. They're like little RC planes with video cameras. But something like a Hunter or Global Hawk might be, uh, iffy.




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#12 9 years ago

EO Violation;5172810That's not an entirely accurate statement.

Do they say what kind of drone he "hacked" in to? Something small like a Raven doesn't surprise me. They're like little RC planes with video cameras. But something like a Hunter or Global Hawk might be, uh, iffy.

The breach of the Pentagon surveillance system's security in Iraq is said to have come to light when footage shot by a Predator drone was found on the laptop of an apprehended insurgent.

Apparently the stuff they use is left over from the early 90s and they were warned about it before.




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#13 9 years ago

Red Menace;5172209An obvious example of underestimating your enemies. "Those terrorists wear diapers on their heads they can't do computers!"

Something else I heard recently is that, according to a Marine officer that spoke to my defense policy class, we're going unencrypted over the radio in Afghanistan because we refuse to give some of our "allies" our encryption technology. Let's see how long it takes them to figure that out and how many people get killed over it.

Some captured terrorists didn't know where Canada was, not very intimidating.




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#14 9 years ago

So? I don't know where Oman is. The important thing is having the ability to find out should you ever need to know, which is what maps are for.




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#15 9 years ago

There is a difference between "hacking a predator drone" and "getting a 4 kill streak in modern warfare 2 which can give you the counter-UAV perk".

But really, unprotected comm with the predators? Who was the idiot....even our damn radios for our stupid AAV's freq-hop like 65000 times a second so nobody can lock in to our channel. They wouldnt take the same precaution with a UAV? Stupid air force.




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#16 9 years ago
Warforger;5173345Some captured terrorists didn't know where Canada was, not very intimidating.

I didn't realize speaking English (as somewhere between 500 million to 1.8 billion people do in this world) or listening to people speak English into a radio to counter-act their plans or confuse and even try to ambush them required much use of political geography. I imagine it was people with a similar mindset who thought they couldn't hack unencrypted drones either.


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#17 9 years ago

The question that needs to be asked here, how many diaper heads does it to hack into a US UAV system :P...

If a bunch of Guerrilla terrorists can do this, i could not imagine what a developed country could do.




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#18 9 years ago
Tolga<3;5174112 If a bunch of Guerrilla terrorists can do this, i could not imagine what a developed country could do.

Thats why we dont attack the developed ones. :D




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#19 9 years ago

^^^ Hahahahahahah!

Touché




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#20 9 years ago

That wasn't the smartest of moves at all. I guess it's lucky it didn't give away too much information.