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Tag Archives: malware

Oil Rigs’ Software Attacked by Malware

– In the February 23, 2013 Houston Chronicle, there is an article “Malware on oil rig computers raises security fears” by Zain Shauk, which describes how malware has infiltrated safety-critical software managing the activities and control systems of oil rigs. Shauk’s article is available at…

Securing the Web – Dream On

– There are times when a reasonable person might have doubts about their views on a particular topic, especially when so few others appear to advocate the same drastic measures as oneself. So imagine my surprise and sense of validation when I attended a presentation by Roel Schouwenberg, who is a…

Embedded Exploits

– Two major Y2K security and safety concerns were:  embedded systems (such as control systems in elevators, power plants, automobiles, etc. would fail to operate properly when the date changed from December 31, 1999 to January 1, 2000, and computer applications that had been outsourced,…

How-To Easily Deploy Honeypots for Production Networks

– When discussing honeypots, security folks typically think of the researchers out there who are doing their best to track the shadow networks that plague the Internet. Their deployments are to gain attention and keep the attackers interested based on the mentality of “the lower hanging fruit.”…

Looking Through the Wrong End of the Telescope

– At this point in time most companies have done at least a reasonable job of keeping the bad guys out. They probably have a firewall, Anti-Virus, URL filtering and some sort of centralization and viewing capability, whether home grown scripts or a commercial product. Many also have implemented some…