Monthly Archives: November 2010

New Technologies Aid Border Patrol

  The border that separates the U.S. and Mexico is teeming with security fences, surveillance towers bristling with cameras and sensors, mobile surveillance trucks, unmanned ground sensors, Border Patrol agents on foot, horseback, in trucks and helicopters, and National Guard troops. Above it all flies a growing fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) operated by […]

Stuxnet — A new weapon for cyber insurgents?

  Al Qaeda scares airlines with parcel bombs worth $4,000. War with the Taliban costs the West billions of dollars a week. North Korea shells disputed land, winning instant fresh attention in a standoff with major powers. Weaker combatants have always used unconventional or inexpensive means to defy stronger foes, including guerrilla warfare and suicide […]

Stuxnet Worm Was Perfect for Sabotaging Centrifuges run by Siemens systems

    Experts dissecting the computer worm suspected of being aimed at Iran’s nuclear program have determined that it was precisely calibrated in a way that could send nuclear centrifuges wildly out of control. Their conclusion, while not definitive, begins to clear some of the fog around the Stuxnet worm, a malicious program detected earlier […]

How Stuxnet Is Rewriting the Cyberterrorism Playbook

A computer virus targeting industrial control systems provides a blueprint for a new generation of cyberweapons BY Steven Cherry   Steven Cherry: Hi, this is Steven Cherry for IEEE Spectrum‘s “This Week in Technology.” When it comes to infectious disease, the ideal war is waged selectively. Cancer researchers seek out ways to attack carcinomas while leaving […]

Mexican Border Security

    The border that separates the U.S. and Mexico is teeming with security fences, surveillance towers bristling with cameras and sensors, mobile surveillance trucks, unmanned ground sensors, Border Patrol agents on foot, horseback, in trucks and helicopters, and National Guard troops. Above it all flies a growing fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) operated […]