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March 26, 2011  3:02 PM

SSL Compromise an Act of Cyber-warfare?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Certificate Authority, Comodo, Cyber warfare, Cybercrime, SSL

SANS NewsBites | March 25, 2011 | Vol. 13, Num. 024: "SSL Security Compromised...Attackers compromised a partner of SSL certificate authority, Comodo and issued themselves fraudulent SSL certificates.  The certificates vouch for a site's authenticity, and would have allowed the thieves to set up...

February 28, 2011  4:01 AM

New Cyberweapon Could Take Down the Internet



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Cyber warfare, Cyber weapon

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February 12, 2011  2:56 AM

Are You a Cyber-weapon?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber warfare, Security

In the light of the recent revelations about the targeted malware attack against Iran's uranium enrichment facilities, I'm re-releasing my original prediction about governments turning us into unwitting weapons in global cyber-warfare.

It’s 2010, maybe sooner. A rogue nation has just...


January 7, 2011  4:38 PM

PandaLabs Releases 2010 Annual Security Report



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber warfare, Cybercrime, FakeAV, Malware, Panda Security, Rogueware, Virus, Worm

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December 12, 2010  3:04 PM

InfoWar: Cyber Hactivist Group Anonymous Attacks WikiLeaks’ Founder’s Swedish Prosecutors



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Cyber warfare, DDoS, Hacking, Infowar, IRC bot, WikiLeaks

The Hacktivist group, Anonymous, has targeted WikiLeaks' founder, Julian Assange's Swedish prosecutors among other targets that have taken action against WikiLeaks. This is all a part of "Operation: Payback" which has now expanded into "Operation Avenge Assange."  This poster has been being passed...


June 9, 2010  12:59 AM

Should Internet Services That Can Be Used As Terrorist Tools Be Shut Down?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Cyber warfare, National security, terrorism

I first addressed this question three years ago in my seldom-updated Geek Gripes blog in response to Deb Shinder's editorial piece in Issue #285 of WXP News. With...


November 14, 2009  6:05 PM

Cyber War Expose



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber warfare, Security, security awareness

Over the past couple of years, I've written several articles and blog posts about cyber-warfare, the two most popular being: Will You Be Used As a Weapon Against Your Own...

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May 29, 2008  8:14 PM

Phlashing Attack Can Damage Systems Beyond Repair



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber warfare, Opinion, Remote Code Execution, Security, Security management, Vulnerabilities

It has long been an "everybody knows" that viruses and other malware cannot physically damage hardware. We've all seen those alarming emails that say, "...the virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently destroying the hard disk," a statement we know is rubbish; at worst, the disk is rendered...


March 9, 2008  3:41 PM

Uncle Sam Wants You–to Become a Cyberspace Warrior



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber warfare, Security

Cyberwarrior A while back, I wrote an article entitled "Will You Be Used As a Weapon Against Your Own Country?" The...


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