Saturday, October 8, 2011

SKYNET is here

A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other war zones.

The virus, first detected nearly two weeks ago by the military’s Host-Based Security System, has not prevented pilots at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada from flying their missions overseas. Nor have there been any confirmed incidents of classified information being lost or sent to an outside source.

The virus has resisted multiple efforts to remove it from Creech’s computers, network security specialists say. And the infection underscores the ongoing security risks in what has become the US military’s most important weapons system.

Un-manned aircraft with missiles? Viruses? Sounds like a famous movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger. At this rate we will be "the human resistance" in no time. I hope your name isn't John or Sarah Connor. Skynet has arrived. - RRC

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