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Spy Planes Equipped with Dirtbox Devices Collecting Smartphone Data

The U.S. government is reportedly using spy airplanes equipped with special military-grade snooping equipment to eavesdrop on cell phone information …

'Frontline: United States of Secrets, Part 1': History of the NSA's Surveillance Program

Frontline: United States of Secrets<p>Airtime: Tuesdays, 10pm ET <br>Cast: Diane Roark, Edward Loomis, Michael Hayden, Thomas Drake, J. Kirk Wiebe, Barton …

Google and VMware team up to put your Windows desktop on Chromebooks

So, your bosses have replaced most of the office computers with Chromebooks, but you <i>need</i> those old Windows apps to keep you sane. If the IT folks aren't on top of it already, you may want to tell them about a remote access solution developed by Google and VMware called Horizon Desktop as a Service …

Governments Requested Information on as Many as 19,000 Facebook Accounts

Government agencies requested information on somewhere between 18,000 and 19,000 Facebook accounts, according to a post on the company’s website.<p>The …

British PM David Cameron Is Cracking Down On Online Pornography

In the most dramatic step by the government to crack down on the "corroding" influence of pornography on childhood, the prime minister will say that all internet users will be contacted by their service providers and given an "unavoidable choice" on whether to use filters.<p>The changes will be …

UK 'Porn' Filter Will Also Block Violence, Alcohol, Terrorism, Smoking And 'Esoteric Material'

The United Kingdom's new internet filters promise to block much more than just pornography, according to a report by the digital advocacy organization Open Rights Group.<p>Last week, Prime Minister David Cameron announced online porn would soon become automatically blocked in order to "protect …

FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software

The U.S. government is quietly pressuring telecommunications providers to install eavesdropping technology deep inside companies' internal networks to facilitate surveillance efforts.<p>FBI officials have been sparring with carriers, a process that has on occasion included threats of contempt of …

WikiLeaks publishes secret draft of Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty

WikiLeaks has published a leaked draft of a secret international trade agreement that could create stricter laws governing digital copyright and freedom of speech. The leaked chapter focuses on intellectual property rights, and is part of a broader agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership …

Turkey’s New Internet Law Draws Criticism

A law passed by Turkey’s parliament Wednesday gives the government extensive new controls over the Internet amid a growing corruption scandal, …

Microsoft's 'Universal Store' apps detailed in leaked images

A new round of leaked images suggest an easier process ahead for developers who create software for both Windows and Windows Phone.<p>Served up on Twitter by tech news leaker @AngelWZR, one of the slideshow images, allegedly snagged from Microsoft, details an upcoming initiative dubbed "Windows Store" …

Typeform: Create Beautiful, Cross-Platform Surveys

For companies wishing to garner feedback from the global masses, there’s no shortage of survey and polling platforms already. But now, 50,000 sign-ups on and after more than a year in beta, Barcelona-based Typeform is throwing its hat into the virtual polling ring, with a sweet, user-friendly …

SCADA Cyber Security: An International Issue | Tofino Industrial Security Solution

Three years ago, the concept of industrial cyber security became a popular discussion topic within the industrial networking community. Now the …

Mining Malware - Part II

Well, I’ve spent about a week off and on working on this project, and have some limited analysis to report. I’ve developed the python code that will …

Researcher finds thousands of control systems exposed on internet

Thousands of control systems exposed on internet: researcher<p>Added by Erik West on April 25, 2013<p>Screenshot provided by a researcher that accessed a …

US/NIST Cybersecurity Framework

A second NIST led 3-day workshop on the Cybersecurity Framework required by President Obama’s begins tomorrow in Pittsburgh. I’ve been quiet and …

Researchers Hack Building Control System at Google Australia Office

Read enough stories about security vulnerabilities in industrial control systems and the statistics in them start to blur.<p>Tens of thousands of …

Everyone Has Been Hacked. Now What?

The attackers chose their moment well.<p>On Apr. 7, 2011, five days before Microsoft patched a critical zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer that …

PLCScan

PLCScan is a utility that was released by scadastrangelove to help identify PLC devices. It does so by acting as a port scanner to see if two common …

Infrastructure protection

Infrastructure protectionNew software protects networked control systems from cyber attacks<p>Researchers have developed a software algorithm that …

Industrial protocols for pentesters

Successfully reported this slideshow.<p>We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.<p>15,216 views<p>Share<br>• Like<br>• Download<br>• ...<p>Published on May 27, 2013<p>Timofey Arefkin , Technical Support for Production at …

Open source PLC

In industrial applications, controlling relays, servos, solenoids, and the like isn’t just a matter of wiring in an Arduino and plugging in some …

NIST Info on 2nd Framework Workshop

Earlier this week the National Institute of Standards and Technology held their second workshop on the development of the Cybersecurity Framework …

The Most Overlooked Part of Your Data Security

Organizations constantly replace outdated computers, servers, laptops, copiers, and countless other types of electronic devices to keep up with technology and enhance worker productivity. This rush to upgrade, however, creates a challenge: large numbers of excess electronics must be managed and …

US Energy Department creates cybersecurity council

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who is three weeks into his tenure, told the House Energy and Commerce Committee that the council includes …

Securing Offshore O&G Platforms - Advanced Threats need Advanced Firewalls | Tofino Industrial Security Solution

One of the industries major oil and gas trade shows, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) was held last month. Belden and Tofino Security had a …

Information Security

The hole in the fence – Israel's Waterfall Security talks cyber security - Army Technology

<b>Gareth Evans: What are the threats?</b><p><b>Lior Frenkel:</b> The most common threats come from the business networks to which critical infrastructure control …