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Bloviating Zeppelin: Drone Hacked By Iran

Bloviating Zeppelin

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Drone Hacked By Iran

With all of our technological prowess, it is now discovered:

Exclusive: Iran hijacked US drone, says Iranian engineer

In an exclusive interview, an engineer working to unlock the secrets of the captured RQ-170 Sentinel says they exploited a known vulnerability and tricked the US drone into landing in Iran.

A "known vulnerability."

Wonderful. Nothing like purposely handing our finest stealth technology directly over to our enemies. You can be guaranteed the Chinese were first in line to pay, then the Russians.

Yes, we are apparently that stupid. Next time let's just save the money and directly hand over the blueprints instead.



Blogger TexasFred said...

Just like short wave HAM operators messing with RC cars and planes, only bigger, and much more expensive and dangerous..

Fri Dec 16, 06:20:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

And injurious to our tech and defense stance. . .


Fri Dec 16, 10:13:00 AM PST  
Blogger Leticia said...

BZ, I think they just did. This is truly an embarrassment.

Fri Dec 16, 10:25:00 AM PST  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

Two possibilities occur to me.

1. Incredible arrogance and stupidity by the drone operators command. (Most Likely)

2. A Trojan Horse. Based on what the Iranians/Chinese/Russians learn,their defenses will be built around it. (Not likely, but I want to think we have sneaky, smart people on our side)

Fri Dec 16, 10:38:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

WSF: I can only hope.


Fri Dec 16, 12:58:00 PM PST  
Blogger ASM826 said...

Where did the electronic hardware in the drone come from? Was it all made in the U.S.? Or did we build it out of components that were purchased from Asia? Because the vulnerability they are talking about could be a feature, not a bug, and it could be in a lot of other equipment.

Sat Dec 17, 03:40:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

An excellent question though I'd hope with something that sensitive it would all remain "in house." But, at this point, it's conjecture.


Sat Dec 17, 05:15:00 PM PST  

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