July 31, 2011

FOR REAL SECURITY, TRY A BRASS KEY IN THE HANDS OF SOMEONE YOU CAN TRUST: Researchers Say Vulnerabilities Could Let Hackers Spring Prisoners From Cells. “Vulnerabilities in electronic systems that control prison doors could allow hackers or others to spring prisoners from their jail cells, according to researchers. Some of the same vulnerabilities that the Stuxnet superworm used to sabotage centrifuges at a nuclear plant in Iran exist in the country‚Äôs top high-security prisons, according to security consultant and engineer John Strauchs, who plans to discuss the issue and demonstrate an exploit against the systems at the DefCon hacker conference next week in Las Vegas.”