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what happens in vegas happens without me

Due to some last minute stuff at work, I am sitting here in rainy, hot and humid NYC rather than…

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playing in the sandbox for security

Sounds like Adobe is planning to take action to make Reader a less attractive target for hackers.  According to a…

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siemens to scada users – don’t change that default password – yikes!

Some new developments in the Siemens SCADA trojan story… It turns out that the trojan uses a well known default…

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new windows 0-day targets SCADA, threatens us all

Over the past few days, reports of a new attack against Windows based SCADA systems (the computer software which control…

Posted in best practices hacks

russian spies with a distinctly capitalist bent

The Russian spy ring seems to be the gift that just keeps on giving in terms of blog fuel. First……

Posted in hacks online security

hiding in plain sight… or not

One of the revelations from the recent capture of a number of deep cover Russian spies here in the US…

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giving away the plans to the fort?

OK, call me a cold war relic, but I find the recent revelation that Microsoft has provided the source code…

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enterprise risk management seminar in nyc 7/14

Interested in Enterprise Rights Management?  In the New York City metro area?  Free on July 14th?   New York Metro InfraGard…

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skype crypto reverse engineered – world continues rotating

Here’s an interesting story that bears some watching… security researcher Sean O’Neill claims to have reverse engineered the proprietary encryption which…

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who’s watching the watchers? in this case, nobody

Friday’s Wall Street Journal featured a page 1 article (unfortunately behind a subscription paywall – less detailed but free coverage…