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Back15 December 2017

UK Schools Warned Over Hackable Heating Systems

The ease with which hackers can access unprotected networks was highlighted again this week. Dozens of British schools' heating systems have been found to be vulnerable to hackers, according to a probe by a security research firm – as described in this article by the BBC.

Pen Test Partners – who identified the problem – were able to demonstrate just how easy it was to access the devices. Of course the problem is not limited to school heating systems. Cases included retailers, government offices, businesses and military bases were also identified during the test – all involved devices connected to the wider internet, against the manufacturer's guidelines. Read more at:

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