Monday, December 30, 2019

Wikileaks: CIA Is Able To Restrict The Use Missiles To A Specific Region

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Reuters: CIA devised way to restrict missiles given to allies, researcher says

LEIPZIG, Germany (Reuters) - The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has devised technology to restrict the use of anti-aircraft missiles after they leave American hands, a researcher said, a move that experts say could persuade the United States that it would be safe to disseminate powerful weapons more frequently.

The new technology is intended for use with shoulder-fired missiles called Man-Portable Air-Defense Systems (MANPADS), Dutch researcher Jos Wetzels told a cybersecurity conference here in Leipzig, Germany on Saturday. Wetzels said the system was laid out in a batch of CIA documents published by WikiLeaks in 2017 but that the files were mislabeled and attracted little public attention until now.

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WNU Editor: The software that makes this possible (i.e. limiting the use of a missile to a specific region) must be impressive.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They borrowed a page from digital rights management

I learned about regional lockout around 2000.

The CIA software I hope would be better than the commercial stuff, but who knows. There is a place to look. :)