Daily Archives: May 23, 2011

Serious hole in critical-infrastructure software, says U.S.

by Elinor Mills The U.S. government is warning critical-infrastructure operators of a serious hole in software used in oil and gas; water; electric utilities; and manufacturing plants around the world. The stack overflow vulnerability affects the Genesis32 supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and BizViz software sold by ICONICS, according to an advisory (PDF) released […]

SCADA hack talk canceled after U.S., Siemens request

by Elinor Mills The researchers were scheduled to give their talk at the TakeDown Conference in Dallas today. Two researchers say they canceled a talk at a security conference today on how to attack critical infrastructure systems, after U.S. cybersecurity and Siemens representatives asked them not to discuss their work publicly. “We were asked very […]