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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…)



  • Many UAVs Vulnerable To Directed-Energy Weapons
    By on November 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    mask.of.sanity writes “A New Zealand researcher has detailed ways that UAVs can be crashed using cheap tools like Herf guns and GPS jammers, and could even be downed by flying drones with more powerful radio. The attacks (podcast) interfere with the navigation systems used by flying drones and are possible because security was not designed into the architecture of some machines.”

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  • 6 Million Virgin Mobile Users Vulnerable To Brute-Force Attacks
    By on September 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “‘If you are one of the six million Virgin subscribers, you are at the whim of anyone who doesn’t like you.’ The Hacker News describes how the username and password system used by Virgin Mobile to let users access their account information is inherently weak and open to abuse.” Computerworld also describes the problem: essentially, hard-coded, brute-force guessable passwords, coupled with an inadequate mechanism (more…)

  • Firefox Most Vulnerable Browser, Safari Close
    By on November 11, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Cenzic released its report revealing the most prominent types of Web application vulnerabilities for the first half of 2009. The report identified over 3,100 total vulnerabilities, which is a 10 percent increase in Web application vulnerabilities compared to the second half of 2008. Among Web browsers, Mozilla Firefox had the largest percentage of Web vulnerabilities, followed by Apple Safari, whose browser showed a vast (more…)