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The specter of Stuxnet reared its head again this week, with news of a critical hole in some Chinese SCADA software, while, elsewhere, botnets reloaded following a holiday break, and patches from Microsoft, Google and RIM made headlines. Read on for the full week in review.
China’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) admitted that it missed a September e-mail message from a researcher at NSS Labs that pointed out a critical vulnerability in a commonly used SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) software package. The lapse resulted in a gap of almost four months before the hole was patched.