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I red rover red rover send Skynet right over...
     
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this sucks....
    
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What I don't understand is why the hell does the military not use proprietary code? Why no a proprietary OS, with proprietary hardware and devices similar to USB sticks but...not usb sticks...

It makes no sense to take your most valuable secrets and weapons platforms online with systems of the same kin. You're begging for trouble at that point.
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Originally Posted by alwang17 View Post
What about the possibility that someone within the military wrote the virus and released it within the network?
Chinese spy or a Taliban/Al Qaeda sympathizer.
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Why don't they have backup hard drives? If they detect a virus couldn't they just shut down the entire system, swap the drives, and be done?

What scares me is the fact that they don't have a plan for something like this. I would hope a virus attack would be planned for and have a quick and easy solution.
    
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LOVE the avatar. TACP! Definately a good job to have in the USAF.
That's what I'm working towards.
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