White hat hackers infiltrate a power grid in one day

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by lucas1985, Apr 10, 2008.

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  1. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Full article :)
     
  2. Pedro

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    I think the problem is we're talking about the same network, the internet.
    Some things probably shouldn't be connected. Cost and efficiency is definitely a factor, but.. one should analyze a problem from all angles.
     
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    Sure :)
    Add basic education (social engineering was their weapon), patch policy (vulnerable systems aren't patched because of downtime), etc.
     
  4. Rasheed187

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    They should put one of us in charge, let´s see if hackers can infect machines restricted and controlled by LUA, HIPS/Sandbox and a firewall passing all leaktests! :argh: :D :cool:
     
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  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Actually, you don't need any of those. Simply separate extranet from the intranet ... that's it. Remove or disable any peripherals and you have an uncrackable system.
    Mrk
     
  6. Rasheed187

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    Yes of course, I was just joking (although security tools will always be needed) but I never really understood these kind of news messages, I mean how the heck is it possible that hackers can penetrate for example air traffic control? I think I´ve read about that a while back, looks like they´ve got a couple of idiots in charge. o_O
     
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    And people wonder how 9-ll happened, now with computers..well that brings a whole new level of distruction.
     
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