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March 2, 2001 8:19 AM   Subscribe

All your spaceship are belong to LEEIF. Someone stole the source code to the guidance package for the US space program, including GPS. Tomorrow Never Dies, anyone?
posted by OneBallJay (7 comments total)

 
This probably isn't as serious as I first thought. It's not as if (s)he can upload their own guidance package, or change those already in orbit. It is one step closer to that, though.
posted by OneBallJay at 8:22 AM on March 2, 2001


Still, I'm glad Skylab is already down....
posted by darren at 8:26 AM on March 2, 2001


Well, if we're not going to do anything useful with it, maybe someone else will.
posted by harmful at 8:29 AM on March 2, 2001


I'm now officially begging for an end to the "All your (X) are belong to (X)" meme.
posted by Skot at 9:21 AM on March 2, 2001


The wire service article kept referring to "source codes", as if they were the kind you type in to authenticate. And the headline just said "codes". But just having the guidance software -- heck, it's useless without a lot of other information, as well as some serious logistics.

Not that this isn't a serious breach of security at the lab.
posted by dhartung at 9:36 AM on March 2, 2001


Yeah. And *as if* there's *one* set of code for *everything*, as all the coverage suggests.

Furrfu!
posted by baylink at 4:08 PM on March 3, 2001


Skot, not to worry, that meme's Elvis date has already passed. It's well past the peak of freshness.
posted by kindall at 6:55 PM on March 3, 2001


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