bzzfzz writes: In a case with parallels to the Diebold Voting Machine fiasco, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld the reliability of the Intoxilyzer 5000EN breath testing machine on a narrow 4-3 vote. Source code analysis during the six-year legal battle revealed a number of bugs that could potentially affect test results. Several thousand DUI cases that were pending the results of this appeal will now proceed.
The ruling is one in a series of DUI-related court victories for police and prosecutors. Other recent cases upheld a conviction of a person with no evidence that the vehicle had been driven and convictions based solely on urine samples that may only show impairment hours before driving.
The Intoxilyzer 5000EN is now considered obsolete, and replacement devices are being rolled out with the last jurisdictions in the state scheduled to retire their 5000ENs by the end of the year.
bzzfzz writes: While there has been widespread speculation in the technical community that Stuxnet had official sponsorship from the U.S. and Israel, there was no clear evidence until now. In what appears to be a deliberate leak, "current and former U.S. officials" state that the project code named "Olympic Games" and now known as Stuxnet was initiated under the Bush administration and continued under secret orders from Obama.
bzzfzz writes: While there has been widespread speculation in the technical community that Stuxnet had official sponsorship from the U.S. and Isreal, there was no clear evidence until now. In what appears to be a deliberate leak, "current and former U.S. officials" state that the project code named "Olympic Games" and now known as Stuxnet was initiated under the Bush administration and continued under secret orders from Obama.
bzzfzz writes: The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) is beginning a $20 million dollar upgrade of its surveillance system. The upgrade will include 1800 high-definition cameras, facial recognition systems, and digital archiving to replace the analog tape system in use since the 1980s. The system will serve both security and operational goals. The MAC asserts that improved camera technology yields improved security as though the connection between the two is so strong that no proof is required.
bzzfzz writes: Popular online-only bank ING Direct's web site has been down most of the morning, returning 503s and a maintenance slide with a lame pocket protector joke. When a bricks-and-mortar banks online transaction processing system fails, most in-person transactions can still be handled (or at least batched up for later processing) using a variety of fallbacks. When a web-only bank's web site goes down, then what?
bzzfzz writes: The security of many of my online activities (banking, stock trades, FOSS activities, Slashdot, various social sites) are tied to the security of my email account. I presently pay for email hosting through one of the larger, volume-oriented hosting companies. While they do a good job and have the obvious things like SSL, I would like to find a hosting provider that offers two-factor authentication and has a more transparent security policy that makes it clear that they're riding herd over their admins. I have looked around and can't find any hosting providers that do this. Running my own server is out of the question because I can't get broadband at my house. Have any Slashdotters encountered an email hosting company that has real security?