From The Wall Street Journal:
Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones.
$26 Software Is Used to Breach Key Weapons in Iraq; Iranian Backing Suspected.
Militants in Iraq have used $26 off-the-shelf software to intercept live video feeds from U.S. Predator drones, potentially providing them with information they need to evade or monitor U.S. military operations.
Senior defense and intelligence officials said Iranian-backed insurgents intercepted the video feeds by taking advantage of an unprotected communications link in some of the remotely flown planes’ systems. Shiite fighters in Iraq used software programs such as SkyGrabber — available for as little as $25.95 on the Internet — to regularly capture drone video feeds, according to a person familiar with reports on the matter.
Next thing you know, Obama, Gates and the rest will say this is no problem, because the bad guys will be able to notify all the civilians in the area to stay out of the way.
My tin-foil hat wanted to say something, but it doesn’t have a RedState account…….. “No way this ‘hack’ is an accident or oversight. Check the drone’s servers, source code, discs, chips and hardware for country of origin…… Outsourcing – Bank on it.”
If $26 buys that, imagine what $100 will get you………
What a way to run an airline, eh ?
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