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Siemens ‘Flaw’ Claim Sparks US Power Plant Security Probe


The US government is investigating claims that a flaw in Siemens’ networking equipment could enable hackers to attack power plants and other critical systems.

The alleged flaw was made public by security researcher Justin W Clarke at a conference in Los Angeles.

He told delegates that the firm used a single software “key” to decode traffic that it encrypted across its network, and that he had found a way to extract the key.

“If you can get to the inside, there is almost no authentication, there are almost no checks and balances to stop you,” Mr Clarke said.

Source: BBC

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