Software hole threatened critical infrastructure, experts say

06/12/2008 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Gas pipelines, water-treatment plants and other critical infrastructure could be vulnerable to attack through a software hole discovered by a security company in Boston. Experts say that gaining control of remote computer programs could allow hackers to poison water supplies or cut power to entire cities. The company behind the supervisory-control and data-acquisition program says it patched the hole last week, and there is no evidence that it was ever found or exploited.

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