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Safety & Security of Bionic Devices

– There are so many articles these days about innovation and exciting new ideas. Such an article, by Daniel H. Wilson, with the title “Bionic Brains and Beyond,” appeared in the June 2-3, 2012 Wall Street Journal on the front page of the Review section. Dr. Wilson has just published a novel,…

TEOTWAWKI … Take 2

– Do you remember all the Doomsday folks setting up shelters and supplies to last through the Y2K meltdown … the one that didn’t happen? Well, now we have another group, this time consisting of four individuals, each willing to spend $7 million in preparation for the EMP (electromagnetic…

Storing Books against Digital Disaster

– It was interesting to read that there is an effort to store physical books so that they will be available in the event that there is a catastrophe that might wipe out all electronic versions or in case the Library of Congress were destroyed. In an article by David Streitfeld, “In a Flood Tide of…

EMP-athy for Toyota

– In my previous column on electromagnetic pulse attacks, namely, “EMO (Electromagnetic Pulse) – Yet Another Critical Infrastructure Concern,” posted on December 28, 2009, I wrote about the threat of an EMP attack. We did receive an email from a reader thanking us for raising the topic. She…

EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) – Yet Another Critical Infrastructure Concern

– I recently attended several conferences at which the issue of hardware malware – or compromised electronic circuitry – was brought up as a significant threat. There has been disquietude for some time with respect to evildoers purposely inserting circuitry into devices, such as point-of-sales…