US Air Force Downplays Virus-Infected Drone [Security]

A new virus found to have infected the United States Air Force’s military drone control system is nothing more than a “nuisance,” the Air Force reported last week. The Air Force suggested that the problem was easily overcome. Last week the U.S. Air Force confirmed that it had detected malware on portable hard drives used at the Creech Air Force Base for relaying data between its various systems. Some analysts were alarmed by that news, since Creech is the main base for the Air Force’s Predator drone. Although the device can target enemies all over the world, it is piloted from Creech in …

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Source: http://www.infopackets.com/news/security/2011/20111018_us_air_force_downplays_virus_infected_drone.htm

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