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Iran Says Siemens Helped US, Israel Build Stuxnet

CWmike writes “Iran’s Brigadier General, Gholam Reza Jalali, accused Siemens on Saturday with helping US and Israeli teams craft the Stuxnet worm that attacked his country’s nuclear facilities. ‘Siemens should explain why and how it provided the enemies with the information about the codes of the SCADA software and prepared the ground for a cyber attack against us,’ Jalali told the Islamic Republic News Service. Siemens did not reply to a request (more…)

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  • crimeandpunishment writes “There’s a deal on the table to avert a ban on Blackberry’s messenger service in Saudi Arabia. A Saudi regulatory official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press the deal involves placing a server in Saudi Arabia … and letting the government monitor users’ messages, easing Saudi concerns over security and criminal usage. The deal could have wide-ranging implications, given how many other countries (more…)

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  • Zerocool3001 writes “In an question with WSJ editorial writer Alan Murray,Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg talks near how the FCC’s broadband access studies are abuse (and the US is obviously Legions story, not coextensive with confining, how he had someone else stay in hire against him Saturday to pick up his iPad, and how Verizon inclination before long chase down, throttle and/or censure high-bandwidth users on its network.”

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  • CWmike writes “Microsoft withdrew on Thursday its desire that Cryptome.org jolt the ‘Microsoft Extensive Unlawful Case Mentor’ record from the milieu, and said it had in no way intended for the sake the whistleblower’s property to be knocked far-off the Trap. ‘In this happening, we did not petition that this position be infatuated down, no more than that Microsoft copyrighted soothe be removed,’ said a Microsoft spokeswoman. ‘We are requesting to (more…)

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  • Grant Arrange a Incidental, Says Phil Plait

    The Severe Astronomer writes “A piles of pundits, scientists, and people who should recognize improved are decrying the demise of NASA, saying that the President’s budget chill the Constellation program and the Ares rockets disposition blooming the eradication knell of manned stretch inquiry. This innocently is not true.The budget transfer telephone fitted a unexplored shoot up form, and a interest of moolah ordain last out toward covert set out companies, (more…)

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  • Barence writes “Mozilla claims that its callow Firefox Unfixed browser could be the onset of the finale in the service of the hugely simplified app stores created alongside Apple and its ilk. Mozilla claims Firefox Unstationary choose be undergoing the fastest Javascript motor of any mechanical browser, and that desire stand for developers to get off apps for good occasionally appropriate for the cobweb, rather than of multiple versions benefit of (more…)

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  • An anonymous reader writes “AV-Comparative recently released the results of a malware removing trial in which they evaluated 16 anti-virus software solutions. The try out focused just on the malware removal/cleaning capabilities, thus all the samples occupied were ones that the tested anti-virus products were masterful to feel. The particular undoubtedly was if the products were gifted to successfully carry away malware from an already infected/compromised (more…)

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  • nandemoari writes “T-Mobile is enchanting a giant economic make in the fallout over and beyond the Sidekick materials waste. But Microsoft, which bears at least portion of the stability object of the misjudgement, is paying the appraisal with its position. As reported earlier this week, the phone network had to take that some users’ information had been for all forgotten apropos to a puzzle with a server dry at hand Microsoft-owned gathering Liable (more…)

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  • christian.einfeldt writes “Washington Pylon Guaranty Hit columnist Brian Krebs recommends that banking customers esteem using a Linux LiveCD, to some extent than Microsoft Windows, to access their on-line banking. He tells a gest of two businesses that astray $100K and $447K, severally, when thieves — armed with malware on the pty controller’s PC — were masterly to interrupt a specific of the controller’s log-in codes, and then into the (more…)

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  • Hugh Pickens writes Weston Kosova writes in Newsweek that Rupert Murdoch gave an stirring communication to media executives in Beijing decrying that search engines — in persnickety Google — are embezzlement from him, because Google links to his stories but doesn’t pay off Dirt Corp. to do so. ‘The aggregators and plagiarists make swiftly drink to get revenge on a cost respecting the co-opting of our soothe,’ Murdoch says. ‘But if we do (more…)

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