Nuclear News | October 27, 2016

Photo Credit: Jack-Benny Persson

Photo Credit: Jack-Benny Persson

Nuclear Plants Leak Critical Alerts in Unencrypted Pager Messages

A surprisingly large number of critical infrastructure participants-including chemical manufacturers, nuclear and electric plants, defense contractors, building operators and chip makers-rely on unsecured wireless pagers to automate their industrial control systems. According to a new report, this practice opens them to malicious hacks and espionage.




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