Air Force Insists: Drone Cockpit Virus Just a ‘Nuisance’

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Air Force Insists: Drone Cockpit Virus Just a ‘Nuisance’
« on: October 13, 2011, 06:57:43 AM »
The U.S. Air Force revealed new details Wednesday about the virus that’s been infecting the remote cockpits of its drone fleet — and insisted, despite reports from their own personnel, that the infection was properly and easily contained.

In a statement — the military’s first official, on-the-record acknowledgement of the virus — the Air Force insisted that the malware was “more of a nuisance than an operational threat.” The ability of drone pilots to remotely fly the aircraft from Creech Air Force Base in Nevada “remained secure throughout the incident.”

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