Critical Infrastructure


Flaws Found in USCIS RFID Card Production System

The system that’s used to produce RFID-enabled identification cards–including permanent resident IDs–by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service has a number of serious security issues, according to a new report from the Office of the Inspector General at DHS. Among the issues the OIG found is that nearly all of the workstations in the system […]


Siemens has patched a denial-of-service vulnerability that affected many versions of its Rugged Operating System, software that runs on some of the company’s RuggedCom switches and serial-to-ethernet devices. The vulnerability could enable a remote attacker to cause the Rugged OS software to crash by sendin specially crafted packets to the Web interface of a vulnerable device. […]

Attackers recently compromised a utility in the United States through an Internet-connected system that gave the attackers access to the utility’s internal control system network. The utility, which has not been named, had remote access enabled on some of its Internet-connected hosts and the systems were only protected by simple passwords. Officials at the ICS-CERT, […]

DUBAI–When new technologies or platforms emerge, they tend to follow a familiar trajectory in terms of security. The evolution typically goes through something like the following stages: Hey, look what we built; huh, no, we didn’t think about that problem; we’re very serious about security; ok, now we’re actually serious about security. This is the […]

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