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Your Garage Opener Is More Secure Than Industrial Remotes


Cybersecurity , Device Identification , Endpoint Security

Your Garage Opener Is More Secure Than Industrial Remotes Trend Micro Says It Moved Cranes Using RF Software Flaws Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • January 16, 2019 Cranes in Norfolk Harbor in Virginia. (Joanna Poe via Flickr/CC)

Radio-frequency controllers used in the construction, mining and shipping industries are dangerously vulnerable to hackers, making the devices prime targets for attacks that could shut down operations and possibly hurt workers, Trend Micro says in new report.

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RF controllers, which are critical for safety, often use proprietary communication protocols that haven't kept pace with security threats. An attacker could spend less than $2,000 to build a battery-powered, coin-sized device that can take over an industrial device, Trend Micro says.

The results from such an attack could be unavailable equipment, financial...(continued)

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