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Georgia Tech's Raheem Beyah ponders whether TCP protocol vulnerabilities add risk to the Mars Rover or persist in other systems used by NASA.

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A flaw inside a widely used operating system could allow hackers to control parts of NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover... It was uncovered by Associate Professor Raheem Beyah and students at Georgia Tech.

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There’s a simple flaw inside a widely used operating system, though not one most would be familiar with, called VxWorks. It happens to be the same software used to control parts of NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover and many critical infrastructure systems... In June, the US Industrial Control Systems Computer Emergency Response Team TISI +%, run by the Department of Homeland Security, warned about a flaw uncovered by Associate Professor Raheem Beyah and students David Formby and Sang Shin Jung of Georgia Tech.

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  • Created By: Tara La Bouff
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Sep 13, 2015 - 5:58pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:19pm