Researcher Warns of Vulnerabilities in Train Switching Systems
Professor Stefan Katzenbeisser says the vulnerabilities could be exploited to cause extensive service disruptions.
At the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin, Professor Stefan Katzenbeisser recently warned that hackers could use DDoS attacks to shut down train switching systems.
"Prof. Katzenbeisser believes the system is relatively secure from hackers under normal circumstances," Kumar writes. "However, the computer science expert from Technische Universitat Darmstadt warns that encryption keys, used to protect the communications, could pose risks."
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