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Scary or what
« on: July 17, 2016, 07:35:08 am »
http://archive.is/kip4P#selection-1855.0-1855.476

read the part near the bottom highlighted




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Re: Scary or what
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2016, 08:54:46 am »
I don't see what could possibly be scary about missile boats armed with the most easily hacked ("active") OS on the planet. I'm sure nobody would even think of exploiting that.  ???

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Re: Scary or what
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2016, 08:41:41 am »
Maybe Russia Today will soon bring a "Ship hacking for dummies", I mean they allready have one for drones:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAPjijISc-I

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Re: Scary or what
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 05:41:01 pm »
Hi emegra,

I just discovered this post, and, yes, it's not only scary, BUT IT VERY SCARY!

Thanks for sharing it, though.  I promise you that things are getting stranger here by the day over.  To quote a late friend of mine, Jack Rogers, "You ain't seen nothing yet!"  Just wait, the year 2017 in the US is going to prove itself to be a real humdinger!

Thanks for this post,

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Re: Scary or what
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 12:24:06 am »
Apparently there's no need to hack into our nuclear subs:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2506560/margaret-thatcher-was-right-to-be-furious-at-hippies-who-broke-into-nuclear-subs/
you can just wander in and roam around.

I read somewhere that there have been at least another 2 break ins at Faslane since then.

Now THAT'S worrying .. physical hands by buttons :o
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Re: Scary or what
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 02:33:52 am »
Apparently there's no need to hack into our nuclear subs:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2506560/margaret-thatcher-was-right-to-be-furious-at-hippies-who-broke-into-nuclear-subs/
you can just wander in and roam around.

I read somewhere that there have been at least another 2 break ins at Faslane since then.

Now THAT'S worrying :o

Yes, it certainly is.  This story hits a lot closer to home than you might imagine.  The Portsmouth Navel Shipyard is only miles 12.5 miles from my home.  I'm 99.99% certain that that would be a shoot-to-kill trespass. The US Marines don't play around there at all --and everyone here knows it too.   
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Re: Scary or what
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2017, 02:44:26 am »
Hey we're neighbours .. Portsmouth Naval Base isn't that far from me either :))

Sometimes you guys across the pond aren't too inventive with your place names are you ;)

Actually I'm closer to Plymouth Naval Base .. do you have one of those too ?
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Re: Scary or what
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2017, 03:27:13 am »
Hey we're neighbours .. Portsmouth Naval Base isn't that far from me either :))

Sometimes you guys across the pond aren't too inventive with your place names are you ;)

Actually I'm closer to Plymouth Naval Base .. do you have one of those too ?

No, but we've got Plymouth State University here.  I'm sure we'd all have a lot fun there than on a navel base anyway.  Just imagine all of these students running Peppermint instead of Windows 10 or macOS.  :o
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Re: Scary or what
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2017, 01:51:41 am »
I live a stones throw from faslane... this worries me a lot :/

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Re: Scary or what
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2017, 02:18:07 am »
I'll bet it does, that said if they hit the wrong button it doesn't matter much if you're close .. just a matter of "quick and crispy" Vs "drawn out and painful".

You have to hope there are codes involved and it isn't as easy as a big red FIRE button for the nukes .. but there's still highly radioactive material that could be used in a dirty bomb, or in this day and age if say a suicide bomber detonated any onboard torpedoes it'd presumably spread that military grade fissionable material around a bit :o
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