Critical security flaws have been found in devices used to monitor radiation levels in nuclear facilities and at borders globally, according to cybersecurity researchers. It could allow terrorists to traffic nuclear material past radiation monitoring devices at air and sea ports by raising the radiation threshold that authorities’ machines scan for. An attacker could also falsify readings to hide a radiation leak or even falsely set off the alarm to make authorities believe one was taking place. Alongside another attack – such as the Stuxnet computer worm which destroyed a fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges in 2010 – the vulnerabilities could be exploited to increase the time it takes to detect an attack against a nuclear facility.
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