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Israel Tests on Stuxnet Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

Ralph Langner, an independent computer security expert, solved Stuxnet. The Dimona complex in the Negev desert is famous as the heavily guarded heart of Israel’s never-acknowledged nuclear arms program, where neat rows of factories make atomic fuel for the arsenal. Over the past two years, according to intelligence and military experts familiar with its operations, […]

Smart Grid and Digital Electricity with Smart Meters

A smart grid is a form of electricity network utilising digital technology. A smart grid delivers electricity from suppliers to consumers using two-way digital communications to control appliances at consumers’ homes; this saves energy, reduces costs and increases reliability and transparency. It overlays the ordinary electrical grid with an information and net metering system, that […]

GE Expands Relationship with Smart Grid Company SynapSense Through Investment, Partnership to Cut Data Center Power and Cooling Costs

  STAMFORD, Conn. & FOLSOM, Calif.–Monday, July 26, 2010– SynapSense Corporation, whose technology improves energy efficiency and cuts power and cooling costs in data centers, announced today that it is deepening its relationship with GE (NYSE: GE) by securing an investment and commercial partnership as part of a focus on digital energy services, the Smart […]

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 […]

Iran Fights Strong Virus Attacking Computers

WASHINGTON — The government agency that runs Iran’s nuclear facilities and is suspected of playing a crucial role in a weapons program has reported that its engineers are trying to protect their facilities from a sophisticated computer virus that has infected industrial plants across Iran.   The agency, the Atomic Energy Organization, did not specify […]

U.S. Plans Cyber Shield for Utilities, Companies

    The control room at a nuclear-power plant in Limerick, Pa. The National Security Agency’s ‘Perfect Citizen’ program will detect cyber assaults on critical infrastructure, but could also help companies in other fields, such as Google, which sustained a major attack late last year. The federal government is launching an expansive program dubbed “Perfect […]