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Topic - Ed Czarnecki
The Emergency Alert System designed to warn the public about severe weather and potential disasters can be hacked easily by terrorists, criminals and even pranksters.
"Broadcasters should check in periodically with the manufacturer to see if there have been any additional software updates," said Ed Czarnecki of Monroe Electronics/Digital Alert Systems in Lyndonville, NY.
Of the "thousands of units" that had been installed, "fewer than 2.8 percent of our customer base have not yet taken action" to remediate the vulnerability, Mr. Czarnecki said.