Smart rifle company TrackingPoint restructures and relaunches
Linux-powered rifles back on sale; CEO McHale says past reporting was overblown.
Yes… a Linux-powered rifle. Actually, FOUR Linux-powered rifles: a large bolt-action rifle chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum, and three AR-15 carbines, chambered in 5.56mm NATO, 7.62mm NATO, and .300 AAC Blackout.
My favorite part of this is how they acknowledge a security vulnerability in their rifle. Yes you read that correctly… hackers are able to compromise the rifle via its Wi-Fi connection and disable it or even CHANGE IT'S TARGET without the user knowing (http://www.wired.com/2015/07/hackers-can-disable-sniper-rifleor-change-target/). They attempt to downplay the issue by saying an attack on a TrackingPoint rifle’s Wi-Fi network would need to be within 100 feet of the rifle and its owner.
"We question why a hacker with a laptop would follow around a red-blooded American carrying one of our guns," he said. Um… to change the target?
M Neidlinger says
I got to play with one of these at the NRA Convention 2 years ago and they are pretty slick.
West Kagle says
Hey…….NO, NO. That's not allowed. You've strayed from the narrative.