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Researchers are warning of two critical vulnerabilities in global satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat’s SATCOM systems that could allow attackers to infiltrate a ship’s on-board computer system.
A group of researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Waterloo have developed a proxy system called Telex that provides a method for users to circumvent state-level censorship of the Web. It uses an architecture that includes a proxy at the ISP level and uses connections to benign sites to disguise traffic going to censored sites. Threatpost editor Dennis Fisher spoke with J. Alex Halderman, one of the creators of the system, about its potential, its limits and what remains to be done before it can be deployed broadly.