May 11, 2014 2:05 AM GMT
th3ro saidCan you still spread a virus using these floppies?
GAMRican saidMedium itself is not safe or secure. Only the controls and countermeasures in place determine the residual risk.
GAMRican said ... the controls and countermeasures in place determine the residual risk.
Lumpyoatmeal saidMilitary contracts are incredibly byzantine. When I was in the Navy back in the 70s I worked on aviation electronics. Some of it was state of the art for the time with integrated circuits, but we still had stuff using vacuum tubes.
By the time something is designed and finally makes it through the laborious approval process, it's already obsolete.
And the contract is usually awarded to some friend of some congressperson, not to the company that's best at making that kind of stuff. So you could get someone who's been making screws, nuts, and bolts getting awarded a contract for making an airplane's navigation system.