Targeted Virus Attacks

One day, they will be targeting COM objects distributed by NVR vendors or NVRs in general. All it takes is one weak spot and all hell can break loose.

Right now, they are targeting SCADA systems!!

It reminds me of our first web interface. We simply wrote a custom HTTP handler that did NOTHING but serve up images and video. No execution of scripts or arbitrary code on the server (no CGI, ASP, PHP or any such thing). Was it flawless? No, but when IIS had a UNC/unicode problem that allowed a visitor to delete random files on the server (which actually happened on our web-site), we just cruised through it.

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High Tech Surveillance is no Panacea

Interesting story about high-tech (GPS) used to track convicts.

Officials say the backlog grew because they lacked software to run an ongoing report of all unresolved cases. That is, supervisors in Southern California were working only with reports of new alarms, rather than a report showing previous alarms that had not been cleared.

Story in bnet