Yes, you can remotely hack factory, building site cranes. Wait, what?

Did you know that the manufacturing and construction industries use radio-frequency remote controllers to operate cranes, drilling rigs, and other heavy machinery? Doesn’t matter: they’re alarmingly vulnerable to being hacked, according to Trend Micro.

Available attack vectors for mischief-makers include the ability to inject commands, malicious re-pairing and even the ability to create one’s own custom havoc-wreaking commands to remotely controlled equipment.

“Our findings show that current industrial remote controllers are less secure than garage door openers,” said Trend Micro in its report – “A security analysis of radio remote controllers” – published today.

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Source: The Register