Rifles and Snipers with “TrackingPoint” can be hacked remotely by hackers. Resulting in a change of target or even worse.
At the Black Hat hacker conference in two weeks, security researchers Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger plan to present the results of a year of work hacking a pair of $13,000 TrackingPoint self-aiming rifles.
Wifi and other tye of digital communication devices are being used in rifles and snipers to help assist the gunner with aiming and shooting, but now it seems that this device can be used against the gunner.
“You can make it lie constantly to the user so they’ll always miss their shot,” says Sandvik, a former developer for the anonymity software Tor.
Two TP750 rifles, were used by the hackers to demonstrate that it is possible to perform an hack on a Sniper rifle.