Category Archives: Issues

Issues with communication tools supporting multiple world views/perspectives/participation across borders

Stuxnet: Re-define standalone

Erwin Wurm: House attack

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Supposedly, Stuxnet was using not just one, but four XP zero-day exploits that allowed it to spread from computer to computer, typically via USB sticks. Lots of predators jumped into the fray offering XP users tools to clean their systems with. Mostly at a price, of course. But only Siemens systems were under attack. Warnings went out to not just remove it from Siemens systems as the PLC code might still contain hidden commands. Advice was to restore the system from a secure backup. Next, more people jumped in to warn us all about the upcoming cyber wars.
Cyber wars???


Web 2.0 security issues

Emmentaler (also known as Swiss Cheese), while...

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Web 2.0 is causing an explosion stretching the boundaries of what web sites can do. And in the rush to add features, security seems to have become an afterthought, both for participants as well as developers. Web 2.0 as a gestalt is an emmenthaler cheese.

What are some of the threats?