Monthly Archives: November 2011

LAPD to rely solely on computers to fight crime

  In an unprecedented move, for the next three months the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will rely entirely on computer software to decide where to deploy patrol officers; the predictive analytics software examines data from past crimes to determine when and where certain crimes are likely to occur next so police can be on […]

U.S. probes cyber attack on water system

By Jim Finkle Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:05am EST (Reuters) – Federal investigators are looking into a report that hackers managed to remotely shut down a utility’s water pump in central Illinois last week, in what could be the first known foreign cyber attack on a U.S. industrial system. The November 8 incident was described in […]

Prison systems vulnerable to cyberattack

At the recent Hackers Halted convention in Miami, researchers John J. Strauchs and his daughter Tiffany Strauchs Rad told the audience how with only $2,500 and some basic equipment, they were able to develop a cyberattack on a simulated prison computer system with potentially catastrophic results Research into possible weaknesses in the U.S. prison system’s […]

HP’s Project Moonshot Targets ‘Extreme Low Energy’ Servers

By Derek Top HP unveiled a plan for new, low-energy server technology and launched a hyperscale business unit committed to data center efficiencies. The program, dubbed Project Moonshot, includes a server computing design intended for high-volume, large-scale data environments — such as those found in web- and cloud-based applications — and could reduce energy requirements by up […]

New cyber attack targets chemical firms: Symantec

By Jim Finkle Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:38pm EDT (Reuters) – At least 48 chemical and defense companies were victims of a coordinated cyber attack that has been traced to a man in China, according to a new report from security firm Symantec Corp. Computers belonging to these companies were infected with malicious software known as “PoisonIvy,” […]