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Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in Drones, Intelligence, Technology | 0 comments

Five Myths about ‘Drone-wars’ debunked

Five Myths about ‘Drone-wars’ debunked

Mark R. Jacobson takes on 5 myths regarding drone-wars by obama administration on washingtonpost this week. Are drones immoral ? Does drone strike cause inordinate civilian causalities? Does drone allow us to fight wars without danger? Are drones technologically complex weapons that only rich nations can afford? Will Obama be remembered as the drone president ? Read on here,...

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Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in Drones, Intelligence, Linux, Technology | 0 comments

Why US killer spy drone switched to Linux ?

Why US killer spy drone switched to Linux ?

The MQ-9 Reaper (image source-wikipedia) After the malware infection on the US control bases of the killer drones, it seems US military have switched the controls from windows machines to linux based machines. Ground control systems at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, which commands the Reaper drones became infected with virus last september. The Air Force in a statement dismissed the malware as just a nuisance and did not pose any threat to the operation of the Reaper drones. It said,  “The ground system is separate from the flight control system Air Force pilots use to fly the aircraft remotely; the ability of the pilots to safely fly these aircraft remained secure throughout the incident,”  The credential stealing malware was first posted on Wired. Defense news  said,Portable disks that are used to load map updates and transfer mission videos from one computer to another were responsible for malware getting into the control systems. US Airforce said in  statement that, “The malware was detected on a standalone mission support network...

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