Hackers Can Disable a Sniper Rifle—Or Change Its Target

PUT A COMPUTER on a sniper rifle, and it can turn the most amateur shooter into a world-class marksman. But add a wireless connection to that computer-aided weapon, and you may find that your smart gun suddenly seems to have a mind of its own—and a very different idea of the target.

  • DD_Austin

    wrap tin foil around it

    It seems the tin foil hat crowd wasn’t crazy, just ahead of their time

    • Pip stole my hat.

      • simus1

        You better have video, making a serious allegation like that..

  • lolwut?

    “Change it’s target”? How with mind control over the person pointing the gun?
    The computers used by snipers don’t aim the gun.

    Geeze, at least the Nazi UFO thing was at least partially credible

    • Smart bullets!

      • lolwut?

        Not from rifles shown in the story.

        Smart bullets need a brain and fins to steer., you ain’t getting that into even a .50 calibre round.

        They are confusing automated guns on an aiming mechanism with rifles equipped with special scopes.


        It doesn’t aim the gun, at best a hacker would just mess with that system
        feeding the operator accurate information.

  • FactsWillOut

    “Ghost in the Shell”

  • luna
  • Canadian

    WiFi on a gun? Why??