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A security researcher is showing that it’s not hard to hold industrial control systems for ransom. He’s experimented with a simulated water treatment system based on actual programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and documented how these can be hacked. David Formby, a PhD student at Georgia Institute of Technology, conducted his experiment to warn the industry […]

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Several models of Netgear routers are affected by a publicly disclosed vulnerability that could allow hackers to take them over. An exploit for the vulnerability was published Friday by a researcher who uses the online handle Acew0rm. He claims that he reported the flaw to Netgear in August, but didn’t hear back. Read More

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A security researcher has proposed an unusual approach for protecting Internet of Things devices against Mirai-like threats. It’s not likely to see the light of day, either. The challenge involved in securing millions of vulnerable home Internet of Things (IoT) devices like digital video recorders, routers, and IP cameras against threats like Mirai has prompted […]

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