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[ NNSquad ] Equipment Maker Caught Installing Backdoor Account in Control System Code

Equipment Maker Caught Installing Backdoor Account in Control System Code

http://j.mp/Jqr8hm  (Wired)

    Rugged switches and servers are used in "mission-critical"
    communication networks used in power grids, railway control systems,
    and traffic control systems as well as in manufacturing facilities.
    RuggedCom asserts on its web site that its products are "the product
    of choice for high-reliability, high-availability, mission-critical
    communications networks deployed in harsh environments around the
    world."  Clarke says he notified RuggedCom about his discovery in Apr.
    2011 and says the representative he spoke with acknowledged the
    existence of the backdoor.  "They knew it was there," he told Threat
    Level. "They stopped communicating with me after that."

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