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8/24/2011 05:43 PM EDT
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intel_chris
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intel_chris   8/31/2011 5:07:45 AM
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As the article shows, securing embedded designs is an important activity. Hacking of these systems which were traditionally insecure is becoming more pervasive. There are resources available for developers and designers at the Intel Embedded Community: http://bit.ly/o0EJnb (Disclaimer, I work for Intel in the Embedded Communications Group.)

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Sanjib.A   8/29/2011 5:15:54 PM
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The recent incident of security breach into the control and SCADA system was an eye opener for the PLC/DCS and SCADA system companies. I think nobody imagined that their control system could be hacked and the PLCs will be commanded be the hacker's logic configuration. Definitely, security will be the hot topic for the embedded system engineers going forward.

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Dave.Dykstra   8/27/2011 9:32:12 PM
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Larry is absolutely right. But at least recognizing that there is a security issue and taking action to do something about it is a step in the right direction. Hopefully we'll see more rigorous steps soon.

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LarryM99   8/25/2011 2:13:45 AM
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Years ago we worked with a vendor of credit card authorization boxes, the kind used by retail outlets. They not only hardened against the kind of weaknesses described here, but also guarded against cracking open the case and externally sensing credit card numbers or PINs. Embedded systems may also require physical security guards. Larry M.

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