Serious security flaws in radiation monitors discovered

Researchers from IOActive have discovered multiple vulnerabilities in radiation monitoring devices, Security Week reported.

IOActive said the vulnerabilities could be used to reduce personnel safety, delay detection of radiation leaks, or aid the smuggling of radioactive material.

It revealed that radiation monitors supplied by Ludlum, Mirion, and Digi contain the vulnerabilities.

IOActive said that patching these security flaws will be difficult, since they are design flaws rather than bugs in software.

The early response from vendors to the discoveries was to decline to develop fixes. However, Digi has since told IOActive it is working with Mirion to patch the vulnerabilities.

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Serious security flaws in radiation monitors discovered