Search Engine Serves Up Vulnerable Industrial Systems

By JDavis | 11/9/10 11:52 AM

A new search engine -- one that scans the internet for devices and servers rather than websites -- is making it even easier for hackers and other malicious criminals to find and exploit critical infrastructure and industrial control systems.

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Depsite IT, Industrial and Utility Security Still Weak

By JDavis | 5/17/10 9:19 AM

In a comprehensive interview with CNET News, security expert Joe Weiss -- an authority on cybersecurity in the industrial and utilities industries -- discusses the ongoing disconnect between IT security and the world of critical infrastructure. (A subject we've discussed before).

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SCADA Under Fire... Again.

By JDavis | 3/9/09 4:34 PM

Paris-based Areva is warning its industrial customers to upgrade a key part of its energy management software after it discovered security bugs which could allow power plants to be hijacked. The technology is a type of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software used in power plants... According to the security advisory from CERT, the software bugs allow attackers to gain access to the privileges of the e-terrahabitate account or administrator account and execute commands or cause the system to crash.

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