Tuesday, May 23, 2017

OS Submarine.

This is coolbert:

Begins here some items of interest with regard to the Royal Navy [RN] submarine fleet computers of which are apparently susceptible [?] to the most recent world-wide hacking attack Ransomware.

Thanks to Global Research for the original article.

"British Nuclear Submarines, Microsoft and That Ransomware Attack"

[All spelling in the British fashion]

"In 2008, the UK’s nuclear submarines were fitted out with exactly the same systems that have just been involved in this cyber-attack."

"From a 2008 article – The Register: 'Royal Navy completes Windows for Submarines™ rollout'"

    “'The programme is called Submarine Command System Next Generation (SMCS NG), and uses varying numbers of standard multifunction consoles with two LCD screens, hooked up on an internal Ethernet network installed on each sub. Initial reports as the programme developed suggested that the OS in question would be Windows 2000, but those who have worked on it have since informed the Reg that in fact it is mostly based on XP.'”

"Windows were so chuffed at 'Windows for Submarines' they even advertised the fact to the entire world"

"chuffed - - adjective, British Informal. 1. delighted; pleased; satisfied."

Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems no longer maintained and for which security patches also no longer are made available?

Nothing can go wrong, go wrong, go wrong, go wrong, go wrong, go wrong!


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