Pentagon's new weapon systems are easy to hack, GAO report finds

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Well, this is terrifying and something you don’t ever want to hear, but according to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, “From 2012 to 2017, DoD testers routinely found mission-critical cyber vulnerabilities in nearly all weapon systems that were under development.”

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has embraced automation and connectivity in military capabilities, but they also make weapon systems more vulnerable to cyber attacks. As the GAO pointed out, “DoD plans to spend about $1.66 trillion to develop its current portfolio of major weapon systems.”

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