Fiber-optic line hacks now take only minutes

Dec. 6, 2016

In today's world, hackers can easily obtain tools to tap into a fiber-optic line, what with a host of freely available YouTube videos that explain exactly how to do it. From the company's R&D lab in Ottawa, Canada, Ciena's Patrick Scully here demonstrates how simple it is to steal massive amounts of data by quickly and easily tapping a fiber-optic cable, and explains how optical encryption can be used to protect against this threat, ensuring the security of all transmitted data.

For more on fiber encryption, visit Ciena's WaveLogic Encryption page.

See also: No skimmer required: Crooks can now tap an ATM's network cable

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