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Terrorists hacking US drones..hear of this?

Technology is great but not in the hands of these sobs..apparently we are vulnerable..



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...

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tnmomofive

Asked by tnmomofive at 10:52 AM on Dec. 17, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • ...U.S. military personnel in Iraq discovered the problem late last year when they apprehended a Shiite militant whose laptop contained files of intercepted drone video feeds. In July, the U.S. military found pirated drone video feeds on other militant laptops, leading some officials to conclude that militant groups trained and funded by Iran were regularly intercepting feeds.


    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126102247889095011.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLETopStories

    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:53 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • Tn do you have any links to the bomb plot in bridgewater?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:10 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • So, does this mean you are disappointed with the military,too? More anti-American blatherings. Good grief.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:39 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • Nice cut and paste job...Not as good as mine thoughbig smile mini

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:40 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • I guess no one cares the terrorists hack into American military drones. *sigh* I for one haven't forgotten 9/11.

    Personally, I find it worrisome.

    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 11:53 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • i guess no one cares that the US is dropping Drones on people in the here and now. Personally i find that worrisome.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:05 PM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • Great input everyone :eye roll: LOL

    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:07 PM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • What is your input, I mean other than your c & p? Since that what I always get,,,just thought I would throw it back'' I am however just being facetious

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:12 PM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • When did I say anything about your copy paste sweet? I do not recall ..show me


    Anyway my input was stated obviously it is worrisome to me..tech is great but not in their hands if they can get a 25 buck program and hack into info they should not be able to see and could be a danger to our security then we have a problem..makes me wish they couldnt get their hands on tech at all like it used to be..developed countries could these sob couldnt..

    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:21 PM on Dec. 17, 2009

  • When did I say anything about your copy paste sweet? I do not recall ..show me I said I always get that (from conservies) not you specifically


     Anyway my input was stated obviously it is worrisome to me..tech is great but not in their hands if they can get a 25 buck program and hack into info they should not be able to see and could be a danger to our security then we have a problem..makes me wish they couldnt get their hands on tech at all like it used to be..developed countries could these sob couldnt..


    It worries me too, but I can't say that I know everything about this subject. Wishing those countries dont have tech..You think that would solve the problem? Should we BAN them from technology???

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:26 PM on Dec. 17, 2009

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