Many people worldwide feel as though such government or international installations such as the International Space Station should be safe from being hacked. Not so, says a new report from Ars Technica. Apparently, a man named Chris Roberts did just that.
According to GeoBeats News:
The publication Ars Technica is reporting that during one of his presentations in 2012, Chris Roberts asserted that he hacked into the International Space Station or ISS systems.
Chris Roberts, a security researcher, recently made headlines after an FBI search warrant application noted that he claimed to have hacked into a plane’s computer systems through the in-flight entertainment system.
The publication Ars Technica is now reporting that during one of his presentations in 2012, Roberts also asserted that he hacked into the International Space Station or ISS systems.
In a video from that presentation, Roberts notes, “eight, nine years ago we messed around with the Space Station. We adjusted the temperature on it. It was quite fun. We got yelled at by NASA.” Plenty of people are skeptical of the plane hacking claim and one would assume that messing around with the International Space Station would be even more challenging.
As far fetched as that notion may seem, a NASA spokesperson did lay any concerns to rest by telling The Christian Science Monitor that it’s virtually impossible to hack the ISS. According to NASA’s Dan Huot, “Neither the on-board networks that control the station, nor the systems that control it from mission control centers in Houston and Moscow can be accessed off site. Those systems are not connected to the Internet” He also pointed out that if you did figure out a way to gain unauthorized access to the ISS systems, you’d get into far more trouble than simply being yelled at by the agency.
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