Sunday, August 18, 2019
Back to the future, U.S. Navy style!
Signals and messages the old-fashioned way. Thanks to Freeper and Popular Mechanics for the story.
"To Prevent Cyber Snooping, the U.S. Navy Is Relying on WWII-Era Communications"
"The U.S. Navy, anticipating a future when a high-tech enemy could read its electronic communications, is going back to a hack-proof means of sending messages between ships: bean bags. Weighted bags with messages inside are passed among ships at sea by helicopters."
To prevent hacking of computer systems and intercept of radio-frequency communications, the U.S. Navy communicating via weighted bags containing messages as dropped from airplanes.
Within the military context sometimes the old-fashioned ways are the BEST ways!
Naval signalling from times of yore to include but scarcely limited to:
* Aldis lamps. * Flag hoist. * Semaphores. * Megaphones.
Add weighted bags with written messages.
NAVAL COMMANDERS IN THE ANCIENT AND VENERABLE MANNER TRADITIONALLY GIVEN GREAT DISCRETION AND AUTHORITY. ABLE TO THINK THROUGH AN OPERATION AND ACCOMPLISH A MISSION WITHOUT A WHOLE LOT OF COMMUNICATION WITH HIGHER AUTHORITY. SUBORDINATES ALSO ENCOURAGED TO EXERCISE INITIATIVE AT THEIR DISCRETION. EXCESSIVE MICRO-MANAGEMENT DISCOURAGED. LEARN TO FIGHT WITHOUT COMMUNICATING!