RITS (or maybe it will be) iRaTS vs. RATS
It looks like Google and Apple are now competing on (or for?) the battlefield. I don't know about you you, but it makes me feel a little unnerved that our military may be using something like an iPhone (flaky consumer oriented devices) or a DROID (yay!!) on the battlefield. How secure can one of these really be?
- I looked for Raytheon on the list and it doesn't look like they are contributing anything back to the community - suppose that is a good thing in this case.
- What happens when one of these RIT/RATs is captured by some enemy force? I can imagine some extremist group clicking around on a 3" touch screen guiding a Drone UAV with multi-touch fingers sliding around. Hopefully some ROM code has been tweaked to add enhanced log-in.
- I have already heard that a group in Pakistan/Afghanistan was able to intercept Drone video streams using OTS $26 s/w. Security gaps already exist -what else is there being exposed in the open by using an iPhone.
Conclusion. I really would feel more secure about this if DOD sticks with RATS instead of iRTS (or whatever it is called). Linux is designed to be deployed, OS X is not. In this case, the Moto DROID commercial really says it all!