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Hackers try to contaminate Florida town's water supply through computer breach

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    What is the reasoning behind having any critical infrastructure connected to the Internet? To me, this seems incredibly unwise and foolish.

    What is the reasoning behind having any critical infrastructure connected to the Internet?

    To me, this seems incredibly unwise and foolish.

    9 votes
    1. skybrian
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      Remote monitoring makes sense, but the controls should be isolated.

      Remote monitoring makes sense, but the controls should be isolated.

      8 votes
    2. nukeman
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      Yeah, I can understand remote monitoring (like @skybrian said), but remote operations is just stupid. That’s what the phone number to the shift manager is for.

      Yeah, I can understand remote monitoring (like @skybrian said), but remote operations is just stupid. That’s what the phone number to the shift manager is for.

      4 votes
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      bub
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      It's like these people learned nothing from Battlestar Galactica.

      It's like these people learned nothing from Battlestar Galactica.

      3 votes
      1. [2]
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        Refresh my memory please.

        Refresh my memory please.

        2 votes
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            I'm going to have to go back and watch this series. Thanks!

            I'm going to have to go back and watch this series. Thanks!

            2 votes
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    @Deimos There is another article posted in ~comp covering the same story. Is there a way to combine these or something else?

    @Deimos
    There is another article posted in ~comp covering the same story. Is there a way to combine these or something else?

    4 votes
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      Deimos
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      I'll just remove that other one and point them here (this one was posted first, and I think ~tech is more appropriate), thanks.

      I'll just remove that other one and point them here (this one was posted first, and I think ~tech is more appropriate), thanks.

      6 votes
      1. nukeman
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        That’s fine, I guess I was thinking about ~comp from a sysadmin/cybersecurity POV.

        That’s fine, I guess I was thinking about ~comp from a sysadmin/cybersecurity POV.

        3 votes