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  • Bugs In SCADA Software Leave 7,600 Factories Vulnerable
    By on April 5, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    mspohr (589790) writes with this news from the BBC: “The discovery of bugs in software used to run oil rigs, refineries and power plants has prompted a global push to patch the widely used control system. The bugs were found by security researchers and, if exploited, could give attackers remote access to control systems for the installations. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said an attacker with ‘low skill’ would be able to exploit the bugs. (more…)

  • Stopping Afghanistan’s Fertilizer Bomb Factories
    By on March 13, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    In a bloggers roundtable today, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, lobbied Afghan President Hamid Karzai to impose a ban on ammonium nitrate fertilizer, one of the common ingredients for homemade explosives, which are a weapon of choice and much harder to detect than other explosives