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Important SCADA systems secured using weak logins, researchers find
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:22:47 -0600 (CST)
By John E Dunn
14 January 2013
Thousands of critical SCADA systems reachable from the Internet are
secured by dangerously weak default passwords, a survey carried out with
the help of the US Department of Homeland Security has found.
According to a third-party report, Bob Radvanovsky and Jacob Brodsky of
consultancy InfraCritical used scripts run through the Shodan search
engine – ‘Google for hackers’ - to identify 7,200 vulnerable logins.
After initially searching 500,000 systems, the pair whittled that list
in order to put a number to the problem of vulnerable SCADA interfaces
before reporting their findings to the DHS.
“The biggest thing is we are trying to assign a number - a rough
magnitude -to a problem plaguing the industry for some time now,”
Radvanovsky was quoted as saying.
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