Santa Clara Military-Style Attack on Power Grid

21st Century Wire covered this story on the Sunday Wire and you can read their original article here. “This was an unprecedented and sophisticated attack on an electric grid substation using military-style weapons.” – U.S. Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) A half hour before 150 rounds were fired into the PG&E substation in Coyote, California, in […]

Homeland Security Wants Mozilla to Pull “Domain Seizure” Add-On

Torrent Freak May 10, 2012 Homeland Security’s ICE unit is not happy with a Firefox add-on that allows the public to circumvent the domains seizures carried out during the past several months. In an attempt to correct this ‘vulnerability’ in their anti-piracy strategy, ICE have asked Mozilla to pull the add-on from their site. Unfortunately […]

Gmail accounts targeted by ‘state-sponsored attackers’ using Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability

    (NAKED SECURITY)   Both Google and Microsoft have put out alerts about an un-patched, zero-day hole in Internet Explorer that didn’t get fixed on Patch Tuesdayand is actively being exploited in the wild.   According to ZDNet, those attacks are apparently being launched by the “state-sponsored attackers” that Google warned Gmail users about last week.   Neither […]

Darpa Warns: Your iPhone Is a Military Threat

By Noah Shachtman | Wired.com There’s a growing threat to the U.S. military, according to the Pentagon’s premier research wing. No, it’s not Iran’s nukes or China’s missiles. It’s the iPads, Android phones and other gadgets we all carry around with us every day. “Commercial consumer electronics has created vulnerabilities by enabling sensors, computing, imaging, […]