Category: hacks

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 password to log in to…

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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 power plants, water treatment facilities…

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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… if this story is to…

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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 was that they used steganography…

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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 for Windows, SQL Server, and…

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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 Skype uses to protect voice,…

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truecrypt (and good passwords) 1, fbi 0

Looks like open source disk encryption software TrueCrypt has shown its mettle in a cybercrime case out of Brazil.   The Brazilian police seized 500 TrueCrypt…

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slicing the salami in the 21st century

According to an interesting story at Wired’s Danger Room blog, the FTC has filed a lawsuit against a number of “John Doe” defendants who stole…

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iFail – Apple drops the security ball – again

If you ask people in my office what they hate about me, one of the items that is sure to show up on quite a…

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return of the son of the attack of the killer PDFs

In the good old days (last week), you could feel somewhat safe opening PDF files as long as you had downloaded the latest Adobe Reader…

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