GAO: Vulnerabilities Plague 'Entire Generation' of U.S. Weapons Systems

NextGov: Pentagon weapons systems are riddled with cybersecurity vulnerabilities that could allow U.S. adversaries to gain control of them in a short amount of time, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday.

In one case, a two-person team of ethical hackers gained access to a weapon system in just one hour and had wrested full control of the system within one day, the report found.

In another case, a government hacking team had to stop testing a system out of fear the team would damage it. The hackers were using “a basic technique that most attackers would use and requires little knowledge or expertise,” the report states.

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