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Hackers can change high-tech gun's target: Report

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Reports of a Jeep being hacked gave the world a chilling new look into what types of devices can be controlled remotely. Now, hackers reportedly were able to disable an automatic rifle's scope and make it miss its target. (Tweet This)

Two security researches figured out how to hack into one of TrackingPoint's precision-guided, Wi-Fi-enabled sniper rifles, according to the tech website Wired. The $13,000 rifle has a Linux-power, self-aiming system that makes it easier to shoot targets from far away, the report said.

"Shooters of any skill level can now shoot better than the best shooters who ever lived," the company says in its description for its precision-guided firearms. Now, hackers can, too, Wired said.

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TrackingPoint did not immediately respond to CNBC's requests for comment.

Read the Wired article here.

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