The Problem With Computer-Targeting on Rifles – Hacking


Frankly, there are some issues with sniper rifles that target things automatically to begin with, like the fact that any moron can pick one up and rather easily kill somebody even if he/she has never aimed a weapon before – though the $13,000 price tag presumably ensures that only someone absolutely determined is going to get one.

But there’s another problem – or perhaps a solution. The targeting computer uses wi-fi and can be hacked. This is good if our hypothetical moron gets hold of one and we can make him miss every time, but rather bad if we actually want to arm our military with them.

Maybe they shouldn’t have named it the TP-750. Because it’s arguably for bungholes.

h/t Gallen Dugall