Slipshod Cybersecurity for U.S. Defense Dept. Weapons Systems

A government watchdog has said the Department of Defense has not done enough to protect critical weapons systems from cyberattacks. The new report out of the Government Accountability Office on Tuesday said that the Pentagon has “not made weapon cybersecurity a priority,” and, although there have been some improvements over the years, the department’s “nascent […]

Slipshod Cybersecurity for U.S. Defense Dept. Weapons Systems

After decades of DoD recalcitrance, the Government Accountability Office has given up making recommendations in favor of public shaming

Mon 15 Oct 18 from IEEE Spectrum

New Pentagon weapons systems easily hacked: report

New US weapons systems being developed by the US Department of Defense can be easily be hacked by adversaries, a new government report said on Tuesday.

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Phys.org

Defense Department Password Is Cracked in 9 Seconds. So How Safe Are US Weapons?

An evildoer with hacking skills could potentially take control of U.S. weapons systems, according to report that finds critical cybersecurity threats at the Department of Defense.

Tue 16 Oct 18 from Livescience

US weapons systems can be 'easily hacked'

A government report has found mission critical cyber-flaws in the US's cutting-edge weapon systems.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from BBC Technology

New Report Finds Pentagon Weapon Systems Riddled With Vulnerabilities

The report starts by noting that for decades, the DoD "did not prioritize" matters of weapon security and is still figuring out how to better address these threats. Then the report gets worse. The ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Extremetech

Report: US weapons systems are highly vulnerable to cyber attacks

The Department of Defense will have to ramp up its cybersecurity efforts now that it's planning to spend $1.66 trillion to develop major weapons systems. According to a new report ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Engadget

Pentagon slow to protect weapon systems from cyber threats: U.S. agency

The Pentagon has been slow to protect major weapon systems from cyber attacks and routinely found critical vulnerabilities that hackers could potentially exploit in those systems, a federal ...

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Reuters Technology

New Pentagon weapons systems easily hacked: report

The Government Accountability Office found many systems are still using default passwords, while testers using easily available tools were able to gain full access to others within seconds. ...

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Daily Mail

Government watchdog says US weapons systems are vulnerable to hacks, but the Pentagon is slow to act

A government watchdog has said the Department of Defense has not done enough to protect critical weapons systems from cyberattacks. The new report out of the Government Accountability Office ...

Tue 9 Oct 18 from TechCrunch

Pentagon Weapons Systems Are Easy Cyberattack Targets, New Report Finds

A new report says the Department of Defense "likely has an entire generation of systems that were designed and built without adequately considering cybersecurity."

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Wired Security

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