Tag Archives: Infrastructure

Red Self-Destruct Button Toasts Solid-State Hard Drive

Source: Security News Daily by Paul Wagenseil In this article “It’s a hard drive only a spy, or possibly a pyromaniac, could love. The InVincible series of solid-state hard drives made by Chinese manufacturer RunCore have two dramatic optional security features, both activated by wires connected to the drives through the power connectors. Press the green button, and the… Read More »

Suspicion in Iran that Stuxnet caused Revolutionary Guards base explosions

Source: DEBKA file Is the Stuxnet computer malworm back on the warpath in Iran? Exhaustive investigations into the deadly explosion last Saturday, Nov. 12 of the Sejil-2 ballistic missile at the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Alghadir base point increasingly to a technical fault originating in the computer system controlling the missile and not the missile itself. The head of… Read More »

Hackers accessed city infrastructure via SCADA – FBI

Source: Information Age By:  Hal Hodson The deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division says hackers recently accessed the infrastructure of three cities through SCADA systems Hackers recently accessed the critical infrastructure of three unnamed cities by compromising their SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems, the deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division said today.

Searching “User-Agent” string

Source: Internet Storm Center User Agent 007 Recently, while conducting an audit at a financial services company, I decided to verify their claim that their “desktop build is standardized” and “no other devices are on the network”. The network team provided access to a SPAN port on their Internet uplink, where I attached my pen-test workstation to take… Read More »

For Your Immediate Attention

Source: Internet Security Alliance Daily Brief (8/25/2011) IMPORTANT: Hurricane Irene Pre-Landfall Critical Infrastructure Conference Call – Friday August 26, 2011, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) will be conducting a Hurricane Irene pre-landfall conference call for eastern US critical infrastructure partners on Friday, August 26, 2011 from… Read More »