But a new security advisory warning warns that the EAS system is wide open to remote attacks by hackers, who can broadcast fake reports and materials.
Emergency Alert System (EAS), which interrupts television and radio broadcasts in times of local and national warnings.

From the advisory, an attacker who gains control of one or more DASDEC systems "can disrupt these stations' ability to transmit and could disseminate false emergency information over a large geographic area," which in some cases could be "forwarded to and mirrored" by other systems, spreading false information over a wider area.

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