Drone Computers infected with virus

This is weird - and a little troubling. It's not as bad as it could be - they think. They can't detect the information being gathered - keystrokes from drone operators - being sent to an outside location. But the question of how the virus got into the system in the first place is still a mystery. PC World: The computers used to control Predator and Raptor drones used in Afghanistan and other war zones have been reportedly infected by a virus that captures the keystrokes of the pilots operating the unmanned aircraft. Although detected two weeks ago by the military's network security systems, the military has been unable to purge its computers of the apparent keyboard logger, Noah Shactman reported Friday in Wired's Danger Room blog. "We keep wiping it off, and it keeps coming back," a source familiar with the network infection told Shactman. "We think it's benign. But we just don't know." According to the report, the virus hasn't prevented pilots stationed at Creech Air Force Base in...(Read Full Post)

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