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Topic - Gunter Ollmann
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.
"These are basic vulnerabilities, easily found and exploited using popular automated tools," Mr. Ollmann said. "Any developer with any training in writing secure software should know that you don't leave equipment with default passwords or include encryption keys"
"The vulnerabilities we found allow a hacker to get full control," said Gunter Ollmann, chief technology officer of IOActive, a computer security firm. "With that control, you could send out your own emergency alerts, or even pre-empt the signal from the station with your own broadcast."