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Major security flaws threaten satellite communications


CSO - (International) Researchers at IOActive released a paper outlining critical vulnerabilities in satellite communication gear from several major manufacturers that could allow attackers to disrupt or eavesdrop on communications systems used in the maritime, energy, aeronautics, and media industries as well as those used by government and emergency services. Affected manufacturers were notified and details will not be publicly released until the second half of 2014 to allow manufacturers to close the vulnerabilities.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:19:57