We can all live with outages at Yahoo Mail, Twitter, and CNN.com. But what about when there's an outage that affects our electrical power, heating systems, and gas supplies?
Boston-based security firm Core Security has discovered a serious hole in the Suitelink software that is used to automate operations at power stations, oil refineries and production lines, according to a report in New Scientist.
Attackers exploiting the vulnerability could crash the software by transmitting an outsize packet data to a certain port on the computer running Suitelink, the article says.
Fortunately, Wonderware, the company that makes Suitelink, has … Read more