Control modules used in rail systems have easily compromized back door

Discussion in 'Railways, Highways, Waterways' started by Mike, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Wired / ThreatLevel: Equipment Maker Caught Installing Backdoor Account in Control System Code

    Industrial control modes made by Rugged Operating Systems, a Canadian Manufacturer, have been found to have an easily compromised backdoor access. These modules are often used in railway & electric utility control systems. An independent researcher bought 2 unused modules through E-bay and analyzed the firmware.

    Rugged Control Systems is now own by Siemens, a German firm whose own products recently were shown to have a compromised backdoor access when the Stuxnet worm used it to attack Iranian centrifuges.

    According to the Wired article, Rugged Control Systems did not seem to be particularly responsive or concerned when they were informed that the backdoor had been found.
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Who cares about cyber backdoors when we all know terrorists are hiding in people's pants?! :p
  3. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I've heard of people naming their private parts, but what has to happen to justify calling them terrorists? :eek:
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  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Just hope TSA doesn't find that "backdoor".
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  5. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    they already have. they're figuring out which siege device to use now.
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  6. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Maybe this one? Latest and greatest, after all.

    (Warning, extremely NSFW)

  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member


    (And y'all are on a roll!)
  8. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    That's pretty bad. Here's the equivalent from that 1980's movie "Top Secret" with Val Kilmer, featuring the "Anal Intruder" device.... Can't believe that was Pg-13 in 1984....

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