Broadcaster Alert: DASDEC EAS Units
On July 8, the online technical publication ARSTechnica published a story regarding a possible security vulnerability with certain EAS units.  This vulnerability would allow hackers to tamper and remotely disseminate bogus EAS alerts.

The ARSTechnica article specifically refers to the DASDEC-I and DASDEC-II EAS units manufactured by Digital Alert Systems.

The article advises stations using the above-referenced DASDEC units to upgrade the firmware in the unit to version 2.0-2, which is available by sending an e-mail to

If you've already upgraded your DASDEC firmware to 2.0-2, you need not take further action.

The complete ARSTechnica article can be read here.

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 (Archive on Wednesday, July 31, 2013)
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