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This is another very strong proof of Microsoft systems being insecure. As it is said in the article, microsof't windows design structure is such to allow alot of insecurity. And i agree that it is thus simply ilogical to use MS in the warships system which should require premium security that only UNIX open source systems can provide.
And.. for the game of worldwide thermonuclear war, i would rather not play it as i am agains any wars :-)
But there is of course a reason to worry if anyone, without any sense of morality, tries to use the security holes in warships MS systems and take control over a deadly weapons.. Everything is networked and there's always such possibility. However, the BAE just doesn't seem to understand that and use what's ultimately better and safer. :tfou: It all looks like stupid politics :pocontent:
If I were to design such a system I would:
- Put a big bad paranoid firewall running on OpenBSD between it and the rest of the world.
- Have the system itself run on QNX 4. It's old but it has proven itself in practice to be very stable. Software failure simply is not an option.
(I have not tried this myself, but I have been told that if you kill the harddrive of a running QNX system, it will happily continue it's work. Only the log files will not be updated, and processes that were swapped out will not run anymore of course....)
I was referring to this movie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WarGames
That movie seems very interesting by what i read there, and that's exactly what we can fear of when USA military uses such insecure systems such as windows to run all those powerful weapons.. All we need is some wacko hacker to start playing a wargame over our heads.
I am from Croatia, but that doesn't means that this USA issue doesn't concerns us here in Europe. If all american weapons would be or are ran by such insecure systems, God help us all because those weapons include the nuclear weapons too..