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Forbes Online

There’s a simple flaw inside a widely used operating system, though not one most would be familiar with, called VxWorks. It happens to be the same software used to control parts of NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover and many critical infrastructure systems... In June, the US Industrial Control Systems Computer Emergency Response Team TISI +%, run by the Department of Homeland Security, warned about a flaw uncovered by Associate Professor Raheem Beyah and students David Formby and Sang Shin Jung of Georgia Tech.

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Last revised August 1, 2017