Research reveals prisons at risk from cyber attacks

By Leeky · 5 replies
Nov 7, 2011
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  1. Federal authorities are concerned after research has revealed that U.S. prisons are vulnerable to computer hackers, who could even be able to remotely open cell doors to aid jailbreaks. In a…

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  2. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    All computer code is transparent.
    Only real techies know this to be true.

    All software can be infiltrated if you can reach it. One way or another.
  3. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Posts: 463   +136

    I think this article should be removed, as it makes whoever reads it aware of this.
  4. @ETFSoldier: The article is based on a Washington Times article, so it's too late.

    It seems that these networks are not suposed to be connected to the internet, however due to ignorance or to make things easier for techs, connections were made. Break the connection and isolate the network and you make things much harder to hack.
  5. why in the hell are local security systems accessable to wider reaching networks or even to the internet?
    if these damn systems were kept apart these types of threats would not be possible!
  6. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TS Enthusiast Posts: 186

    well the 'bribing the security guard to use an infected USB' could still work even if the system was disconnected from the internet

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