Safety

German nuclear plant found riddled with viruses

German nuclear plant found riddled with Conficker, other viruses | Apps and Software | Geek.com http://www.geek.com/apps/german-nuclear-plant-found-riddled-with-conficker-other-viruses-1653415/ Malware has been running wild at a German nuclear plant in Gundremmingen. Many viruses in nuclear power! The viruses, which include “W32.Ramnit” and “Conficker”, were discovered at Gundremmingen’s B unit in a computer system retrofitted in 2008 with data visualization

Mobile Forensics CEO Proposes Controversial Access Tech for Smartphones – IEEE Spectrum

http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/telecom/security/mobile-forensics-ceo-proposes-controversial-publicprivate-key-access-for-smartphones This article discusses different potential approaches how law enforcement could get access to encrypted phones when needed but still have some security left. Is that possible or practical? Does not look good.

Man accidentally ‘deletes his entire company’ with one line of bad code | News | Lifestyle | The Independent

Man accidentally ‘deletes his entire company’ with one line of bad code from The Independent shows a good example how a small mistake can sometimes cause huge problems. Be careful and have proper backup system. Mr Marsala wrote on a forum for server experts called Server Fault that he was now stuck after having accidentally run

5 Major Hospital Hacks: Horror Stories from the Cybersecurity Frontlines – IEEE Spectrum

5 Major Hospital Hacks: Horror Stories from the Cybersecurity Frontlines article tells that real-world war, combatants typically don’t attack hospitals. In the cyber realm, hackers have no such scruples. “We’re attacked about every 7 seconds, 24 hours a day” Many computers and medical devices in hospitals are running ancient operating systems that are full of security holes.

Darpa Invites Techies to Turn Off-the-Shelf Products Into Weapons in New ‘Improv’ Challenge – IEEE Spectrum

The good news is that some of today’s most advanced technologies are cheap and easy to find, both online and on the shelves of major chain stores. That’s also the bad news, according to DARPA. Darpa Invites Techies to Turn Off-the-Shelf Products Into Weapons in New ‘Improv’ Challenge article tells that defense agency is nervous