Security experts scoff at Mars rover hack threat

    Date22 Aug 2012
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    2489
    Posted ByAlex
    The word has been out for more than a week now that the hacktivist group Anonymous is looking to break into the communication system between NASA and the Mars rover, Curiosity. The New York security firm Flashpoint Partners reported that it found a message on an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) by a user called "MarsCuriosity," asking for help to hack into the signals NASA uses to communicate with the rover.

    But within the security community, the rumor has been greeted mostly with yawns, shrugs or a few scornful chuckles. No panic buttons are being pressed. It is being viewed either as a "weak" attempt at trolling, or an effort by law enforcement to lure hackers to fall for a sting.

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