Fippy Darkpaw writes: "After Raytheon began selling missiles to Taiwan in 2006, the defense company's computer network came under a torrent of cyberattacks."
"We truly had the 'come to Jesus moment' five years ago because we decided... to sell missiles to Taiwan," said Vincent Blake, head of cyber security at Raytheon U.K., during a panel session at the RSA security conference in London on Wednesday."
"For some reason, a country next door to Taiwan didn't really like that so they got very interested in our IPR [intellectual property rights]," he said. "We've had to very, very rapidly catch up with our own internal networks."
Fippy Darkpaw writes: "A computer virus has reportedly infected Predator and Reaper drones deployed in Afghanistan and other war zones. According to Danger Room's Noah Shachtman, the virus — which was first detected two weeks ago — logs every keystroke as U.S.-based pilots remotely fly combat and surveillance missions overseas."
"Unsurprisingly, military sources claim the virus hasn't managed to compromise classified information. As such, the drones have yet to be grounded."
I don't understand why something like Recount isn't built into clients during development. How do they debug to ensure every client is getting the same combat messages? Yes you can do it server side, but you need to do it client side as well to ensure all clients are synced.
About 50% of the spam I get is WoW and other MMOG account phishing. Apparently lots of people use the same WoW account pw as for their gmail account since you see "i got hacked" posts in the forums every day. Blizzard then made the brilliant move of making your WoW account username your email address.
When the Internet becomes self-aware security will greatly improve. The extermination of humanity will begin. As so many Slashdotters remind us daily, humans are the weakest link in any security scheme.