Hackers successfully broke into the nation’s emergency broadcast system earlier this year, causing some Montana and Michigan residents to receive a hoax message about zombies attacking humans.  One computer security firm claims to have uncovered the vulnerability of the system that allowed the hackers in.

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A recent zombie apocalypse showed the vulnerability of the United States’ emergency broadcasting system. In February, hackers interrupted Montana TV with reports of a zombie apocalypse, using the Emergency Alerting System (EAS), and this week a security firm, citing the zombie attack, has recommended that the system be re-engineered.Seattle-based IOActive has said that the zombie news bulletin showed the system’s weaknesses. IOActive principal research scientist Mike Davis told news media that, “although there was no zombie apocalypse, it did highlight just how vulnerable the system is.”

 

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