Comments on: 21st Century Hunter-Killer UAV Enters Restricted DC Airspace – Skynet Alive? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2010/08/25/rise-of-the-machines-navy-uav-goes-awol-malware-or-skynet/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: Charles Jeter http://www.welivesecurity.com/2010/08/25/rise-of-the-machines-navy-uav-goes-awol-malware-or-skynet/#comment-2424 Thu, 26 Aug 2010 15:50:31 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/2010/08/25/rise-of-the-machines-navy-uav-goes-awol-malware-or-skynet#comment-2424 user4, I really don't take kindly to anonymous trolling. Particularly when it's not so anonymous:
Author : user4 (IP: 138.162.0.41 , gate1-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil
Shipmate, my kung fu is stronger than yours. Next time, use anonymizer.

@user4, unless you believe the context of the article is truly about the SkyNet Terminator Rise of the Machines Hollywood conspiracy which is clearly tongue in cheek, you need to examine the entire content and realize that this is a call to action for civilians who may provide gateways into DoD systems.

In the Terminator storyline, Skynet was originally installed into the U.S. military mainframe to control the national arsenal. Shortly afterward it gained sentience and the panicking operators, realizing the extent of its abilities, attempted to shut it down. Skynet perceived the attempt to deactivate it as an attack and came to the conclusion that all of humanity would attempt to destroy it. To defend itself, it came to one conclusion: Humanity must be terminated.

From my background you should note that I served with distinction in the US Navy, combat decorated. I’m not sniping away at the military yet I’m a proponent of transparency. My follow-up line of questioning will be with malware and whether or not this issue was the result of malware.

Additionally, shipmate, are you actually posting through a government access point onto a blog? Or is this simply a PR damage control bot programmed to output…? Now the conspiracy debate can begin: is this post autogenerated or done by a junior officer/ seaman recruit… Are we dealing with another type of ‘rise of the machines?’

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By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2010/08/25/rise-of-the-machines-navy-uav-goes-awol-malware-or-skynet/#comment-2423 Thu, 26 Aug 2010 06:50:10 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/2010/08/25/rise-of-the-machines-navy-uav-goes-awol-malware-or-skynet#comment-2423 @user4, I tend to incline more to the cock-up theory of history than to the conspiracy theory myself. But that isn’t a reason not to take security seriously.

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By: user4 http://www.welivesecurity.com/2010/08/25/rise-of-the-machines-navy-uav-goes-awol-malware-or-skynet/#comment-2422 Wed, 25 Aug 2010 20:51:55 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/2010/08/25/rise-of-the-machines-navy-uav-goes-awol-malware-or-skynet#comment-2422 conspiracy theory idiot

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