Prisons Vulnerable to Stuxnet-like Worms

August 1, 2011

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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High-Flying Wi-Fi Hacks

July 29, 2011

At Black Hat next week, researchers Mike Tassey and Richard Perkins plan to show how a drone, flying overhead, can intercept mobile communications.

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"War-Texting" Car Alarms

July 26, 2011

Researcher Don Bailey of iSec Partners has been cataloging devices communicating through cellular networks for some time. Earlier this year he showed how simple devices designed to report your location can be spoofed, almost trivially, through text messaging. Now Bailey is back with a new presentation at next week's Black Hat USA, where he plans to show how car alarms can fall victim to similar attacks. Car alarms are vulnerable in part because they receive messages from a control server on Internet-ready cellular networks.

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U.S. Army Tests Commercial Smartphones

July 19, 2011

Soldiers in the field may soon be able to use smartphones similar to their own personal iPhone and Androids, according to US government officials.

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Magazine: US Computer Security Experts Scarce

July 18, 2011

Citing several US government contractors, National Defense Magazine states there is a shortage of US Computer Security experts.

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