Melbourne Water-Supply Security Risk
Here’s a scary hacking target: the remote-control system for Melbourne’s water supply. According to TheAge:
Remote access to the Brooklyn pumping station and the rest of the infrastructure means the entire network can be controlled from any of seven main Melbourne Water sites, or by key staff such as Mr Woodland from home via a secure internet connection using Citrix’s Metaframe or a standard web browser.
SCADA systems are hard to hack, but SSL connections — at least, that’s what I presume they mean by “secure internet connection” — are much easier.
(Seen on Benambra.)