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SCADA Vulnerabilities In Prisons Could Open Cell Doors 134

Orome1 writes "Many prisons and jails use SCADA systems with PLCs to open and close doors. Using original and publicly available exploits along with evaluating vulnerabilities in electronic and physical security designs, researchers discovered significant vulnerabilities in PLCs used in correctional facilities by being able to remotely flip the switches to 'open' or 'locked closed' on cell doors and gates."
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SCADA Vulnerabilities In Prisons Could Open Cell Doors

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