Emergency Alert System

8.16.19

Jimmy Kimmel Is in Trouble With the FCC for Using Emergency Alert Sounds

The FCC fined ABC $395,000 after a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" sketch used emergency alert system sounds three times.

6.26.19

Researchers Demonstrate How U.S. Emergency Alert System Can Be Hijacked and Weaponized

With a pirate cell tower, it's easy to send fake emergency alerts warning of a terrorist attack, nuclear bomb, or other disaster.

4.10.18

Researchers Rickrolled Emergency Alert Sirens in Proof-of-Concept Hack

Security researchers found that it was relatively easy to hijack the signal of the emergency alert siren system in San Francisco.

1.13.18

Hey, Hawaii: The Telecom Industry Lobbied Against Testing for Emergency Alert System

Everyone in Hawaii received a ballistic missile threat today under a system that currently has no good testing protocols.

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