Maritime comms flaws exposed

AmosConnect v8 vulnerable to ‘blind SQL injection’

By John Leyden

Security researchers have gone public about “critical” security flaws in a maritime communication platform.

Stratos Global’s AmosConnect 8.4.0 satellite-based shipboard communication platform is vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to researchers from IOActive. Inmarsat, which owns Stratos Global, dismissed the research as irrelevant because it related to a recently discontinued platform. The vendor also said the hacking scenario against its earlier kit outlined by IOActive would be difficult to pull off in practice.

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