Friday, August 13, 2004

Emergency Alert System Vulnerable

Ok, this one is actually a little scary. You know about the Emergency Alert System that allows the government to
interrupt radio and TV broadcasts to put out... well... Emergency Alerts. According to an article over at, this thing has more holes than Swiss cheese, and is vulnerable not only to Denial of Service, but to spoof attacks which might allow someone to inject false messages that are sent out without any sort of human review whatsoever. I can only speculate about what sort of havoc this could cause in the wrong hands and under the wrong circumstances.

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