Those on the left end of the political spectrum are constantly attempting to push the “SmartGun” as if it’s some sort of magical device that will end all violence. It isn’t, of course, and you can easily fire any locked smart gun and it’ll only cost you $15.
Much to the chagrin of gun control activists everywhere, for the first time, a skilled hacker has taken a deep look into the security mechanismsof one leading example of a “smart gun.” A smart gun is one of thoseauthenticated firearms, meaning only its owner may actually fire the weapon.The argument for the smart gun has been in the pockets of hoplophobes for years. But now, one hacker has found that if smart guns are going to become a reality, they’ll need to be much smarter than the one he hacked.
At the Defcon hacker conference later…
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