Private crypto key in mission-critical hardware menaces electric grids

Canadian company RuggedCom, manufacturers of SCADA devices used by power utlilites, have found their Rugged Operating System to be vulnerable. This is the second time in the past year that critical vulnerabilities have been detected in RuggedCom devices.

A private encryption key embedded into widely used mission-critical routers could be exploited by hackers to attack electric substations, railroad switches, and other critical infrastructure, security researchers have warned.

Read more here

About canux
© 2013 CyberTRAX Canada - All Rights Reserved.
Sponsored by C3SA Corp.