Cerberus was a highly-classified U.S. military protocol and fail-safe device which, when activated via three different access codes being entered could be used to prevent any ICBM missiles from reaching their targets in case any of them were involuntarily launched.
The President, the Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were given one code each that would help activate this protocol if ever prompted to.
Cerberus was designed as a self-contained, total-isolation system once the codes were entered and the only way to disable the protocol is physically on the computer located inside the Presidential Emergency Operations Center.
Kang planned to use Cerberus to detonate the entire American nuclear arsenal in their silos, which would destroy America and drastically weaken support for South Korea. He gave Lim the task of unlocking and inserting every code that they found from the appropriate people every hour. However after Kang was killed, Cerberus was deactivated when Mike entered the abort command with aid from the Pentagon.
- Code 1: TJ19334 - Code given by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- Code 2: EM60285 - Code given by the Secretary of Defense.
- Code 3: ONC802S - Code given by the President.
- Undo Password: NIL5OH\9VK#ESF
- Cerberus was the Greek and Roman mythology name of a multi-headed (usually three-headed) dog, or "hellhound" which guards the entrance of Hades.
- If Cerberus was not deactivated, the whole country including parts of Canada and Mexico would be destroyed.
Behind the Scenes
The Cerberus Protocol was first seen in Olympus Has Fallen.
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