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16 April 2009, 13:35

Lost+found: Doves, Aquariums, SCADA

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Too short for news, too good to lose; lost+found is a round up of useful security information. Today, holographic Visa Doves, Aquariums and SCADA

The security formerly provided by holograms is a thing of the past. Chinese manufacturers are now selling holographic stickers of the Visa Dove: The Dove

Even the German Federal Eagle is available on a 600 meter holographic roll: Hologram Film

Some people have aquariums, others have worms: xkcd comic

More and more systems that monitor, communicate with and control energy generation and distribution equipment are being connected to and attacked over the Internet. A report looks at the origin of the scans using different protocols: Who is looking for your SCADA infrastructure?PDF

So far there haven't been any major outbreaks of mobile viruses. Researchers are trying to explain the reasons for this by means of propagation patterns: Understanding the Spreading Patterns of Mobile Phone VirusesPDF


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