Few weeks ago the U.S. Air Force revealed details about a virus that infected the drone fighters program. The malware seems to be a key logger which is a program that records the keyboard strokes on a computer. The embarrassment and uproar at the air force security services was felt through out the media reports. These past few days new details were revealed that inflamed the situation further. According to anonymous sources, the malware is the same kind used routinely to steal log-in and password data from people who gamble or play games like Mafia Wars online.
Is it just me or does it seem like recklessness in very sensitive jobs have been on the rise lately? Few months ago there was a story about airport controllers watching online videos while on the job and now our pilots that are flying drones and bombing terrorist are playing mafia wars on the job! When should the line be drawn and are we addicted to this new age of continues access to the web?
Recklessness should be unacceptable. This situation is a recipe for disaster in this climate of cyber attacks and security problems. Maybe it’s time for us to get back to doing our jobs with professionalism and dedication.