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Hacking Risks Found in U.S. Army's $12 Billion Mobile Network

  • Flaws discovered in system in use in Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa
  • General Dynamics is working with the Army to reduce risks
US Marine Lance Corporal Mike Hambi from
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A $12 billion mobile Internet network that the U.S. Army is using in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa has significant cybersecurity vulnerabilities that were found in combat testing.

After a review ordered by the Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer, the Army and contractor General Dynamics Corp. are working to improve the systems already in the field and to embed updates into networks that will be deployed through 2028, according to the service.