SPECIALIST DEMONSTRATES SUPERMARKET VULNERABILITY TO CYBER-ATTACKS

CHICAGO -- Supermarket operators could be more vulnerable to computer hackers than they think they are.That was the message Gordon E. Smith, president of the computer security consulting firm Canaudit, Simi Valley, Calif., gave during the 2001 FMI Show here earlier this month.Pharmacies, gas station payment systems, human resources programs and Web sites can often be penetrated by using a few simple

CHICAGO -- Supermarket operators could be more vulnerable to computer hackers than they think they are.

That was the message Gordon E. Smith, president of the computer security consulting firm Canaudit, Simi Valley, Calif., gave during the 2001 FMI Show here earlier this month.

Pharmacies, gas station payment systems, human resources programs and Web sites can often be penetrated by using a few simple hacking programs if companies do not take adequate precautions, Smith said.<

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