Archive for October, 2011

US as mother-in-law: If Pakistan is the bride, who is the groom?

I assume readers of HLSWatch are otherwise accessing the extensive news reports on the Secretary of State’s mission to Pakistan.  I was struck by the following small piece by the Associated Press.  It was published on the front-page of Saturday…

US as mother-in-law: To whom is Pakistan married?

I assume readers of HLSWatch are accessing the extensive news reports on the Secretary of State’s mission to Pakistan.  I was struck by the following small piece by the Associated Press.  It was published on the front-page of Saturday’s e…

ICS-CERT has released an UPDATED ALERT "ICS-ALERT-11-291-01B – (UPDATE) W32 Duqu-malware targeting ICS Manufacturers" (PDF)

This ALERT updates known analysis that neither ICS vendors/manufacturers were targeted by Duqu.

ICS-CERT has released an Advisory "ICSA-11-294-01 – Progea Movicon Power HMI vulnerabilities" (PDF)

This Advisory details two buffer overflow and one memory corruption vulnerabilities affecting the Progea Movicon's PowerHMI product.

Economic Terrorism

A couple of weeks ago I questioned the meaning of the growing protest movement that started with Occupy Wall Street and its relationship to the economic discontent expressed in other quarters by the Tea Party Movement. This angered at least a few reade…

ICS-CERT has released an Advisory "ICSA-11-277-01 – Schneider Electric UnitelWay Buffer Overflow" (PDF)

This Advisory details a buffer overflow vulnerability in several Schneider Electric products.

Moammar Gadhafi Dead?

The Libyan National Transitional Council is reporting that Muammar Gaddafi has been captured or killed in his hometown of Sirt.  These reports have not yet been confirmed by U.S. officials, who are awaiting final word. If it is true, then 2011, which …

Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to North Carolina

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano traveled to North Carolina where she joined Congressman David Price and other state, local and private sector partners to discuss collaborative efforts to build safer, more secure and more resilient commu…

Written Statement of Deputy Administrator Richard Serino for Federal Emergency Management Agency, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs’ Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery and intergovernmental Affairs, "Accountability at FEMA: Is Quality Job #1?"

Testimony on the FEMA’s successes in improving the accountability and performance of their disaster-related programs. And also their quality assurance processes and internal financial controls.

ICS-CERT has released an ALERT "ICS-ALERT-11-291-01A – W32 Duqu-malware targeting ICS Manufacturers" (PDF)

This updated ALERT includes two sections of additional information relating to the W32.Duqu Trojan.