Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cyber attack to bank

James Rohr of PNC said cyber attack is key US vulnerability due as well as power grid. 58 Gigs of attack when it shut down site for three days. People couldn’t access site to get money. Attacks from Russia, Brazil, Iran but … Continue reading

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RSA: Gang plot massive banking Trojan attack

An international gang of cyber crooks is plotting a major campaign to steal money from the online accounts of thousands of consumers at 30 or more major US banks, security firm RSA warned. In an advisory Thursday, RSA said it … Continue reading

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Upek fingerprint reader mess

A researcher said a fix released by Authentec on Sept. 18 falls short of repairing a serious vulnerability in the company’s UPEK Protector Suite fingerprint reader software used as an authenticator on many new consumer and business laptops. Researchers Adam … Continue reading

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TSA and those fake boarding passes

So is it fixed? Dr Soghoian in 2006, then a graduate student at Indiana University, became irritated by an obvious flaw in airport procedures used by TSA screeners. Although screeners checked the name on each passenger’s boarding pass against a government-issued … Continue reading

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Russian Spies and Semiconductors

The FBI arrested an alleged cell of Russian spies this week, but the group wasn’t making off with secret documents or classified intelligence, the agency claims. This group is accused of having illegally supplied $50 million worth of commercially available … Continue reading

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Chinese telecom firms spying?

On Monday, the House Intelligence Committee will release the findings of its yearlong investigation into the Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE. The chairman of the panel, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), hinted last week that the report wouldn’t be favorable to … Continue reading

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Lost: One drone around Israel

Er never mind. They shot it down. Video at http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/10/speculation-israel-drone-intercepted.html Some say Lebanon. Yeah Like their tech business is elite. The Israeli military announced Saturday that the unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down over the northern Negev Desert. They say the … Continue reading

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