... the PGF isn’t just a rifle; it’s a system of devices designed to work together to make hunting safer and more enjoyable through technology.It's a $20,000 boltie for guys who are too busy to go to the range and who want technology to make up for their lack of work ethic.
A processor inside the rifle collects environmental data like temperature, barometric pressure, distance to target, the orientation of the barrel and even the Earth’s magnetic fields from sensors built into the networked digital tracking scope on top of the rifle. The user can then choose to input more data like wind direction and speed, then use the digital tracking display inside the scope to find a target and “lock on” by pressing a big red button. The scope will then display a big red dot that automatically compensates for environmental variables like wind, distance and intervening objects to show the user where they need to point the rifle in order to hit their intended target. It will even track the target if it moves by employing digital image processing techniques to determine what object the user is trying to target (elk, deer, a paper cutout, etc.) and updating the targeting reticle as the object moves relative to the rifle.The punch line? It's a doozy:
Like pretty much every gadget we’ve seen at CES, there’s also a goofy social networking system built into the PGF. The rifle has a wireless server that streams images and video from the networked tracking scope (which has a 110m telephoto lens and a 14-megapixel image sensor) to mobile devices that connect to the rifle’s wireless network.When I saw this I said to myself, "Self, what do you bet that there's no security in that wireless server?" My Self is pretty nasty and suspicious, and thinks that if he reached into the bag of 'sploits you'd pwn that rifle before you could say "Hey Verne, hold mah beer." Like I said, he's nasty and suspicious.
But the chances that the code is wide open is high. What would you do if you took over Sund00d's high tech scope? Change the aim point so that it shoots wide by 10 MOA? This scenario is filled to overflowing with LULZ.
Admittedly, that's a lot of work to humiliate some rich, lazy would be Great White Hunter. Hemingway would have just given the d-bag a good old fashioned beat down.