US killer spy drone controls switch to Linux

“Drone units were advised to stop using the removable drives to
prevent another outbreak. Behind the scenes other changes appear to
have been made: screenshots of drone control computers uploaded by
security researcher Mikko Hypponen suggest that at least some of
the consoles have been migrated from Microsoft Windows to open
source Linux.

Photos of US drone control systems taken in 2009 (here) and 2011
(here) provide evidence of the change – in the earlier picture the
Windows desktop GUI can be easily discerned whereas the latter
slide indicates the new systems are Linux-based and have “improved

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