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Smartphone Hacks Paid $15,000 Per

February 22, 2010

With the increasing prevalence of network-connected smartphones, the security of these devices is becoming a greater concern. An annual hacking contest is hoping to show just how vulnerable these phones can be. As recently reported on The Register,

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First Smart Grid Standards Guide Issued

January 24, 2010

With the transition to an automated, networked Smart Grid utility infrastructure well under way, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released "A Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 1.0".

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Google Hacked by Serious Pros

January 17, 2010

Dozens of prominent technology, defense and financial companies -- including Google and Adobe -- were successfully hit by hackers looking to steal source code and intellectual property using a cyber attack of never-before-seen sophistication.

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Cybersecurity of Airport Scanners Still Up in the Air

January 10, 2010

Full-body x-ray scanners are the latest technology in air travel security and they're being increasingly implemented in airports around the world. However, details on how these devices are secured are still scarce and cybersecurity experts are raising concerns about the possible vulnerabilities of these systems.

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Expert Warns of Industrial Control Security Risks

January 10, 2010

Citing catastrophic Industrial Control Systems-related events such as the Bellingham, WA pipeline explosion in 1999 that killed three people, cybersecurity expert Joe Weiss recently discussed the lack of attention surrounding Industrial Control Systems (ICS) cybersecurity. In his article, he draws parallels between the current weaknesses in ICS security and the failures that led to major national security incidents such as the Detroit bomber and the 9/11 attacks.

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