Around the World: Passwords from the Grave
Survivalists in Great Falls, Montana may have felt a little vindicated yesterday as the Emergency Broadcast System on KRTV in the area began broadcasting the message ?Civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and are attacking the living.?
It turns out that hell was not full and the message was the work of hackers who had broken into the Emergency Alert Systems. The vulnerability appears to be that many of the affiliate stations have not changed the passwords on the Emergency Alert System from the default set by the manufacturers.
Had the alert been real, however, you should be reassured to know that the Center for Disease Control has a zombie attack strategy already prepared.
So sleep easy, but change your passwords.
At Home: Zombies Kept Out Of Canada
In keeping with the theme, only yesterday the Canadian federal government vowed to keep zombies out of Canada, and today that is backed up with the cancellation of Quebec’s zombie apocalypse training scenario. The feds had nothing to do with the cancellation, as Public Security Minister Stéphane Bergeron ordered the change in the theme because he thought that was overtaking the importance of the training event.
Those behind the event say that the zombie theme was chosen to force officials and personnel to think ?out of the box? to solve problems. However, the zombies have now been replaced with a more traditional but less entertaining flood; the exercise will go on as scheduled.
Individual Canadians should take a look at our government’s own Emergency Preparedness site site for additional information on how to handle any emergency.