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Nuclear nightmare: Industrial control switches need fixing, now

2015/08/05

ZDNet - (International) Security researchers at Dragos Security discovered at least 11 vulnerabilities in control switches being used in industrial control systems (ICS) across multiple sectors that could allow an attacker to execute man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks to cause control systems to shut down a plant or process or force an ICS into a hazardous state. Researchers believe that the attacks are being exploited in the wild, and that the vulnerabilities are made possible by poor authentication protocols and cryptographic integrity.

Source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/nuclear-nightmare-industrial-control-switches-need-fixing-now/

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: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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