Skip to comments.DHS warns Siemens 'flaw' could allow power plant hack
Posted on 08/25/2012 1:06:38 PM PDT by ransomnote
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert warning that hackers could exploit code in Siemens-owned technology to attack power plants and other national critical infrastructure.
Security researcher Justin Clarke exposed the flaw at a Los Angeles conference last week, claiming he discovered a way of spying on encrypted traffic in hardware owned by a Siemens subsidiary, RuggedCom.
The DHS advisory noted: "An attacker may use the key to create malicious communication to a RuggedCom network device."
DHS added that the government department was in contact with RuggedCom and the researcher in order to identify the flaw and find a resolution to the vulnerability.
Clarke said that the Siemens-owned technology maker used a single software key to decode encrypted traffic that flows across its network, and has discovered a way to extract the key, which could then be used to send malware or credentials to the critical systems.
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Whew! I’m so glad they warned us! Now I have to go buy more bread and peanut butter!
Hey, big Sis!
Why can’t you pukes keep your mouth shut long enough for Siemens and crowd to attempt to fix the problem, rather than announcing a new challenge to every pimpily faced bonehead hacker who would like to put a new notch on his computer.
How can our government be so #%&*@ing stupid???
What kind of a dumb ass tells the world about something like this? Ok, all you hackers, come give it a shot and see if you can shut the USA down! Dimwits have to be the dumbest SOBs on the face of the earth.
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