Prisons Vulnerable to Stuxnet-like Worms

By Robert Vamosi | 8/1/11 4:57 AM

Stuxnet-like worms might also affect US prisons, according to a researcher at the this week's DefCon 19 security conference in Las Vegas.

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Hacking Macbook Batteries

By Robert Vamosi | 7/25/11 3:08 AM

The firmware on your Apple computer battery could be compromised, says a security researcher who discovered the default passwords are left in the clear. The researcher, Accuvant's Charlie Miller, says he plans to reveal the full details (and a solution) at his talk at Black Hat USA next Thursday in Las Vegas.

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Black Hat USA To Show SCADA Flaw

By Robert Vamosi | 6/8/11 3:03 AM

The researcher who found a PLC vulnerability within the Siemens’ Step7 will present his findings at the annual Black Hat USA to be held August 2-3, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In May, NSS security researcher Dillion Breseford pulled his talk from TakeDownCon in Dallas after requests from the vendor and the Department of Homeland Security. But, after a few days with Siemens downplaying the severity of the attack, Breseford lashed out at the vendor's statement that the attack could only be carried out using special equipment.

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