A researcher has found an often-misconfigured protocol puts sex toys, heart monitors, and even oil pipelines and particle accelerators at risk of attack.
Lucas Lundgren sat at his desk as he watched prison cell doors hundreds of miles away from him opening and closing.
He could see the various commands floating across his screen in unencrypted plain text. “I could even issue commands like, ‘all cell blocks open’,” he said in a phone call last week. Without being there, he couldn’t know for sure if his actions would’ve had real-world consequences.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet