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  • Mitsubishi Hack Stole Nuclear, Defense Data
    By on October 25, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    judgecorp writes “When Mitsubishi announced in September it had been hacked in August it was criticized for keeping quiet for a month. Now it appears that the attackers got nuclear power plant and military aircraft details according to sources quoted in the Japanese media.”

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  • Top General: Defense Department IT In “Stone Age”
    By on July 20, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    CWmike writes “U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James ‘Hoss’ Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was sharply critical Tuesday of the the department is pretty much in the Stone Age as far as IT is concerned,’ Cartwright said. He cited problems with proprietary systems that aren’t connected to anything else and are unable to quickly adapt to changing needs. ‘We have huge numbers of data links that move data between proprietary platforms — (more…)

  • Discovery in how HIV thwarts the body’s natural defense
    By on November 21, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Natural killer cells are major weapons in the body’s immune system. They keep the body healthy by knocking off tumors and cells infected with viruses, bombarding them with tiny lethal pellets. But natural killer cells are powerless against HIV, a fact that has bedeviled science for over 20 years.