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 George V. Hulme

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An award winning writer and journalist, for more than 20 years George Hulme has written about business, technology, and IT security topics. He currently freelances for a wide range of publications, and is security blogger at InformationWeek.com.
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posted in August 2009

Hacking Oil Rigs

8/30/2009
When it comes to cyberwar, real cyberwar, perhaps the most damaging attacks won't come in the form of denial-of-service attacks, but be aimed directly at our energy supply.

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Government Finalizing Medical Data Breach Notification Rules

8/24/2009
Medical data breaches are on the rise. Much in the same way that credit card breach notifications skyrocketed following California's enactment of SB 1386, California's medical breach laws are doing the same now with patient data. Unlike financial breaches, however, federal rules are now coming into play.

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Hacker Indictments Highlight Application Security

8/18/2009
As you probably know, A federal grand jury has indicted Albert Gonzales, 28, of Miami, Fla., for allegedly hacking into computers belonging to retail and financial companies and stealing more than 130 million credit and debit cards. And the hacking didn't involve anything more than standard SQL injection attacks.

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E-Voting Takes Another Hit

8/13/2009
A group of computer scientists have shown how voting results, held in electronic voting machines, can be changed using a novel hacking technique. It's yet another reason why we need to have a verifiable, auditable, paper-trail for electronic voting machines.

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Is AES On The Way Out?

8/1/2009
Cryptographic researchers have uncovered a new attack against the ubiquitous AES encryption algorithm. While there have been a number of complex attack aimed at AES recently, this one, experts warn, may be practical enough for run-of-the-mill attackers to exploit.

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PUBLISHED: 2020-06-01
An improper input validation in FortiAP-S/W2 6.2.0 to 6.2.2, 6.0.5 and below, FortiAP-U 6.0.1 and below CLI admin console may allow unauthorized administrators to overwrite system files via specially crafted tcpdump commands in the CLI.
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