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Windows 7: Computer virus hits US Predator and Reaper drone fleet

08 Oct 2011   #1

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Computer virus hits US Predator and Reaper drone fleet

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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. But 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.

“We keep wiping it off, and it keeps coming back,” says a source familiar with the network infection, one of three that told Danger Room about the virus. “We think it’s benign. But we just don’t know.”
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09 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I wonder what OS they're running....freaky!
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09 Oct 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
I wonder what OS they're running....freaky!

It's military. They're still stuck on DOS 6.22.
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09 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8
 
 

I don't believe the drone software is Windows. It's more likely it's some variation of Linux.
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09 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Shocking,really shocking!

Bad and dangerous!!
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09 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stratos View Post
I don't believe the drone software is Windows. It's more likely it's some variation of Linux.
Pilot - "Sir, We've reached the target zone. Kandahar base is in range"

Commander - " Very good pilot, bring the missiles online"

Pilot - "Powering up missiles system now.... DAMNIT!!"

Commander - " Pilot, what's the problem "

Pilot - " Sir, We're unable to arm missiles... the computer can't find the driver through windows update service and now I've got this little yellow exclamation point!"
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09 Oct 2011   #7
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09 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

They should have made a set of recovery discs.
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09 Oct 2011   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
They should have made a set of recovery discs.
Still waiting for approval from the Congressional budget oversight committee so they can buy the discs.
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09 Oct 2011   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
They should have made a set of recovery discs.
Still waiting for approval from the Congressional budget oversight committee so they can buy the discs.
AKA 'er indoors or She who must be obeyed
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