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Cyberterrorists and hackers

Date: August 08, 2007

Terrorists could exploit a newly discovered software flaw to hijack massive computer systems used to control critical infrastructure.

A security researcher at the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas showed today how the flaw could be used to take over oil refineries, power plants and factories.

The flaw could crash certain computer systems -- leading to potentially widespread physical and economic mayhem.

Officials have cited vulnerabilities in such infrastructure as an important terrorism concern before.
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2007-08-11 17:06:27 - Nothing new here. Any computer or network... mike mordechai
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