The brand-new British Royal Navy [RN] aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth now under-going sea trials. NO planes yet it should be mentioned.
A NAVAL VESSEL A MARVEL TO BEHOLD BUT USING ANTIQUATED COMPUTER SOFTWARE, AN OPERATING SYSTEM THE RELIABILITY OF WHICH IS QUESTIONABLE?
"Big Lizzie squeezes under the Forth Bridge but sails straight into a cyber attack storm: Britain's biggest warship relies on vulnerable Windows XP despite Navy boasting of NASA standard security"
Thanks to the Daily Mail on line and the article by Amie Gordon and Alex Matthews For Mailonline and Larisa Brown Defence Correspondent For The Daily Mail. English spelling prevails.
In this regard the Royal Navy [RN] is very susceptible?
"The operating system [MS XP] was released in 2001, and Microsoft cut support for it in 2014. Microsoft no longer distributes security updates for XP, leaving it vulnerable to viruses and cyber-criminals. Experts warned those still running the software after 2014 – and not receiving extended security support – are at risk of getting hacked."
"However, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon insisted the security around the computer software on the aircraft carrier is 'properly protected'.He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: 'It's not the system itself, of course, that's vulnerable, it's the security that surrounds it. 'I want to reassure you about Queen Elizabeth, the security around its computer system is properly protected and we don't have any vulnerability on that particular score.'"
See previous blog entries as germane to the RN cyber-security issue: