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Old 4th August 2011
J65nko J65nko is offline
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Default Industrial control systems on the net without access protection

From http://h-online.com/-1318100

In his workshop entitled "Building, Attacking And Defending SCADA Systems in the Age of Stuxnet" at the Black Hat conference, security expert Jonathan Pollet has warned that some programmable logic controllers (PLCs) used to control industrial facilities are accessible on the internet without any access protection. An article on CNET said that the expert managed to use Google to track down the unprotected control interface of a transformer that is used at an electricity substation in the UK.
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Old 5th August 2011
Ninguem Ninguem is offline
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One of the members of Chromance/APC would always brag that he had the access codes to the Eastern seaboard areas such as Appalachian. Publicly stating that one can or is doing damage by whatever means is the sign of wanting attention. I haven't met or heard of an active cracker- or "black hat hacker"- who wanted their faces shown or names known while doing the deed.

Laziness, greed, and apathy would best describe the makers of the devices and those foolish enough to allow such information to be cataloged for public use.
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