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    Black Hat hackers at DefCon crack SmartPoint smart rifle.

    "Husband and wife hackers Michael Auger and Runa Sandvik will share their work on Friday at the notorious Def Con hacker gathering in Las Vegas, a day after making a presentation at the Black Hat cyber defense conference. [ ... ] The couple downplayed concerns that hackers could illicitly cause a shooter to miss his aim and endanger the wrong target, saying that the rifle is the first of its kind and only a thousand or so of them have been sold."

    Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-08-foray-l...ple-smart.html

    First SmartPoint rifle, next Smart Guns carried by cops
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    First they have to know where the rifle is, they have to be close and they have to have a reason to do it.

    In all reality that some one hacking one of these in the real world is most likely zero.

    A big story over nothing promoted by the anti gun media.
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    a reason

    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    a reason to do it.
    could be as simple as Mt. Everest or the north pole
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firearms Iinstuctor View Post
    In all reality that some one hacking one of these in the real world is most likely zero.
    ...but a great reminder just one of the multitude of problems with so-called "smart guns" -- a hacker might disable it. Imagine the black market for a device that would render smart guns in its vicinity useless. It'd sell like hotcakes to career criminals (all they'd have to do is rob a extra house or two to fund it). Perhaps your Uncle, Sam might be interested in a disabling mechanisim too.?

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    One of my coworkers is at DefCon this weekend. I hope he checked this demonstration out. I should be able to ask him on Tuesday when he's back in the office.

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