[ISN] Vessel-tracking system vulnerable to denial-of-service, other attacks, researchers say

Forwarded from: security curmudgeon On Fri, 30 May 2014, InfoSec News wrote: : http://news.techworld.com/security/3522313/vessel-tracking-system-vulnerable-to-denial-of-service-other-attacks-researchers-say/ : : By Lucian Constantin : Techworld.com : 29 May 2014 : : Inexpensive equipment can be used to disrupt vessel-tracking systems and : important communications between ships and port authorities, according : to two security researchers. : : During the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam Thursday, Marco : Balduzzi, a senior research scientist at Trend Micro, and independent : security researcher Alessandro Pasta described three new attacks against : the Automatic Identification System (AIS), which is used by over 400,000 : ships worldwide. Talk about milking a vulnerability… These two disclosed the AIS vulnerabilities October 10, 2013. They are still getting mileage out of it… […]