Cyber Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Could Cause Disaster

Critical infrastructure in the US –  including the energy sector with its nuclear power facilities – is increasingly coming under cyber attack from hostile nations and a range of other hackers, with potentially disastrous consequences. The warning was issued earlier this month by Charles Edwards, deputy inspector general of the...

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Stuxnet May Have Been a Flop, Report Says

A new report published by a respected British think tank has challenged the conventional wisdom that the Stuxnet worm was a major setback to Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Ivanka Barzashka, a researcher in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, said in the  report  – based largely on data from the...

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Possible Stuxnet Defense Developed

Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have developed an innovative way of protecting networked control systems from cyber attack – raising the possibility of a defense against Stuxnet-type sabotage. A release from NCSU (http://news.ncsu.edu/releases/wms-chow-dncs/) said Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow and PhD student Wente Zeng had...

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Yahoo to Buy Tumblr, Vows Not to Screw It Up

Internet pioneer Yahoo! Inc. announced today (Monday) it was buying Tumblr for $1.1-billion in an acquisition that some analysts were quick to criticize as holding little value for Yahoo shareholders. Tumblr founder David Karp, a 26-year-old high-school dropout, will make about $250-million from the deal, according to the New York Times. A...

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On Your DMARC, Get Set, Go! Putting Integrity into Your Email Security Policy, Part 2

In Part 1 of this post about the DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) standards for digital messaging integrity, Alec Peterson of Message Systems and Sam Masiello of Groupon, both representing DMARC.org, gave us great information about the new technical specification designed to reduce the phishing abuse of known...

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