Posts Tagged 'security'

Pink Floyd star David Gilmour joins fight to halt extradition to US of hacker Gary McKinnon

This isn’t really security news. But I am a big Dave Gilmour fan and I love UFO stories so this is a great story for me.  As far as Gary McKinnon’s actions, I believe if NASA had UFO information they would most likely bury it.  But again hacking is still illegal.

Speaking of mysteries, does anyone remember this Floyd mystery?

~~Dave

PS.. If Mr Gilmour by chance reads this, I am free to jam whenever you are 🙂

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Anti-Virus Sites have XSS vulnerabilties??

XSS flaws found in sites of multiple anti-virus firms

Dirty half-dozen

Security researchers have revealed that the websites of no less than six anti-virus firms are vulnerable to cross-site scripting flaws, of a type that might lend themselves to phishing attacks.

Some of the firms involved have admitted problems, while others say the issues raised have either already been ...

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US Power Infrastructure at risk of an attack

WASHINGTON — Cyberspies have penetrated the U.S. electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt the system, according to current and former national-security officials.

The spies came from China, Russia and other countries, these officials said, and were believed to be on a mission to navigate the U.S. electrical system and its controls. The intruders haven’t sought to damage the power grid or other key infrastructure, but officials warned they could try during a crisis or ...

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Ghost in the Hack

Looks like the Chinese are still aggresively attacking anyone and everyone – Dave

 

Computer hackers based in China built up a network of compromised computers in the offices of the Dalai Lama and many other national government offices and organisations around the world, Canadian computer security researchers have revealed.

The network, nicknamed GhostNet, included over 1295 computers belonging to the Tibetan Government in Exile, embassies belonging to countries including India, South Korea and Germany, the Association of Southeast ...

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The Ancient Art of Cyber-Warfare Pt. 1

 

Over the weekend while listening to my Zune, an audio book of The Art of War started playing.  It had been awhile since I had actually listened to it, so I sat back grabbed a soda and let it played.  For those of you not familiar with this book let me give a brief overview.  Written sometime between 500 – 350 BCE the Ancient Art of War was written by the legendary Chinese General Sun Tzu.  Written as a military ...

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