Shortcut Icons Open Windows to Rootkit Drive-By
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Thus far, the original zero-day attack has been limited very specifically to Siemens WinCC SCADA systems, used to control large automation production facilities.
"This has all the hallmarks of weaponized software, probably for espionage," said Jake Brodsky, an IT worker with a large utility, who asked that his company not be identified because he was not authorized to speak on its behalf.
Apple Says iPhone Jailbreaking Could Hurt Cell Towers
Apple has also invoked the threat of empowering 'drug dealers' in its skree vs. jailbreaking, thereby insinuating a tacit connection between the practice of jailbreaking and the trafficking of narcotics:
"With access to the BBP via jailbreaking, hackers may be able to change the ECID, which in turn can enable phone calls to be made anonymously (this would be desirable to drug dealers, for example) or charges for the calls to be avoided," Apple said.
Google's Android To Challenge Windows?
Lost perhaps in the fervor over "eating into Windows' share of PC operating systems" is the fact that Microsoft doesn't seem to -- or doesn't want to appear to seem to -- care.
Although it may be a case of CYA, or a byproduct of some Wintel partnership fine print, Microsoft has said it has no plans to port a PC version of Windows over to the ARM core, in a sense leaving the whole "smartbooks" market Linux and Android.
And though it may be true that an Intel deal, a desire not to eat into its own Windows netbook/notebook revenue, or the difficulty of porting a worthwhile version of Windows to ARM is at the heart of this deference to Android, you have to wonder whether there is some grain of truth to the fact that it is 'hard to create new categories' of technology, as Microsoft is claiming in relation to its stated disinterest in "smartbooks."
Qualcomm Demos Eee PC Running Android OS
Asustek appears to have already scuttled this project, calling the technology 'not mature' and disavowing any pressure from Microsoft and Intel over the use of Android and Snapdragon in the Eee PC.
Of course, the Android-based Eee was demonstrated by Qualcomm, not Asustek. Yet, Asustek's distancing itself from the machine while competitors like Acer are announcing Android plans is a little bit intriguing.
Coders: Your Days Are Numbered
San Fran Hunts For Mystery Device On City Network
Paul Venezia digs a little deeper into this so-called "terminal server" today in his blog:
"From what I can see, it's a device running Cisco IOS that was accessed via telnet. I could generate an identical screenshot to the one entered into evidence in about five minutes using an elderly Cisco 2924-XL Ethernet switch -- a device that's certainly not a terminal server. It's completely unclear to me how they could have possibly come to the conclusion that this is a "terminal server" -- the evidence presented to the court certainly does not support that theory."
Venezia also uncovers additional technical errors in the prosecution's case, which appears to be unraveling with the recent news that the DTIS Datacenter Supervisor Ramon Pabros will testify on Childs' behalf. Since coming forward, Pabros has announced he will be retiring from the DTIS, effective Sept. 17. Coincidence?