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London Railway System Passwords Exposed During TV Documentary

London Railway System Passwords Exposed During TV Documentary

May 02, 2015Mohit Kumar
The Weakest Link In the Information Security Chain is still – Humans. And this news has ability to prove this fact Right. One of London's busiest railway stations has unwittingly exposed their system credentials during a BBC documentary. The sensitive credentials printed and attached to the top of a station controller's monitor were aired on Wednesday night on BBC. What could be even worse? If you think that the credentials might have been shown off in the documentary for a while or some seconds, then you are still unaware of the limit of their stupidity. The login credentials were visible for about 44 minute in the BBC documentary " Nick and Margaret: The Trouble with Our Trains " on Wednesday night, which featured Nick Hewer and Margaret Mountford – the two business experts, both famous for their supporting role on The Apprentice. The documentary was available on the YouTube , but have now been removed due to security concerns. While
Hackers Could Crash Trains by Hacking Rail Traffic System

Hackers Could Crash Trains by Hacking Rail Traffic System

April 24, 2015Swati Khandelwal
After reaching heights in cyber attacks by targeting SCADA systems , hackers are looking forward to crash trains. It isn't only assumptions; it could actually happen in real. A new hi-tech railway signalling system being tested in the United Kingdom could potentially be hacked by cyber criminals to cause oncoming trains to crash into one another at highest speeds , an Internet security expert has warned. The Loophole: The European Rail Traffic Management System , a new digital system that are designed to make train lines secure and safer… ...actually lack in security that could easily expose the systems to malware and allows malicious actors (like terrorists) to cause massacre around the UK. 'Nasty Accident is Waiting.' Internet security expert Professor David Stupple told the BBC that plans to replace old railway signal lights with new digital systems could expose the railway network to cyber attack, causing a "nasty accident" t
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