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« on: July 12, 2012, 07:30:11 AM »

http://www.securitynewsdaily.com/1164-things-you-didnt-know-could-be-hacked.html

Some useful inspiration for players and GCs.
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 06:19:43 PM »

The real-life Australian bionic eye uses wireless data-transmission. If you use cyberware in your game it too could be 'hackable'
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2012, 10:55:05 PM »

That's why I would rather have a hard wired cybereye.
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 05:03:14 PM »

There's an old, creepy-but-apt bit of 4Chan logic that posits "the difference between a cyborg and sex toy is a firewall."
Surely inspired by Ghost In The Shell, of course.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 08:57:47 PM »

There's an old, creepy-but-apt bit of 4Chan logic that posits "the difference between a cyborg and sex toy is a firewall."
Surely inspired by Ghost In The Shell, of course.

Great.. just great.. the next wave of intimacy enhancement tools will come with DDoS logic, IDS Subscriptions, and husband browsing controls.  CISCO can't wait to unveil their prototype..

(Speaking of CISCO.. VOIP phones are also able to be cracked now and used as multi-point eavesdropping units.)
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2013, 06:40:16 AM »

Hack turns the Cisco phone on your desk into a remote bugging device
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 10:39:17 AM »

There's an old, creepy-but-apt bit of 4Chan logic that posits "the difference between a cyborg and sex toy is a firewall."
Surely inspired by Ghost In The Shell, of course.

Great.. just great.. the next wave of intimacy enhancement tools will come with DDoS logic, IDS Subscriptions, and husband browsing controls.  CISCO can't wait to unveil their prototype..

(Speaking of CISCO.. VOIP phones are also able to be cracked now and used as multi-point eavesdropping units.)

Terminal interface errors. Ouch.
Bahahaha. Such a lame joke.
Blue Scream of Death?
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 12:26:35 PM »

There's an old, creepy-but-apt bit of 4Chan logic that posits "the difference between a cyborg and sex toy is a firewall."
Surely inspired by Ghost In The Shell, of course.

Great.. just great.. the next wave of intimacy enhancement tools will come with DDoS logic, IDS Subscriptions, and husband browsing controls.  CISCO can't wait to unveil their prototype..

(Speaking of CISCO.. VOIP phones are also able to be cracked now and used as multi-point eavesdropping units.)

Terminal interface errors. Ouch.
Bahahaha. Such a lame joke.
Blue Scream of Death?

Blue Waffle of Death?  What...?  (DO NOT Google that @ Work.  ..or in the vicinity of children.)
I/O error?
Unrecognized Ports? 
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2013, 02:49:13 PM »

According to Renderman and subsequently seconded by a German Security Firm, FAA Control Towers and Airplane Radar.  ...1.  I'm never flying again.  2.   My bad guys are going to own the skies in every game. lol
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2013, 03:03:28 PM »

This is one of those occassions were it becomes increasingly obvious there is just no reason to network certain critical assets. Its rational to have error codes comming out of those sites, but the convienience of being able to remotely command them is not worth the loss of security vs. having to physically go out and pass through real-world site security to take control of the device in any potentially catastrophic way.
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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2013, 04:01:36 PM »

This is one of those occassions were it becomes increasingly obvious there is just no reason to network certain critical assets. Its rational to have error codes comming out of those sites, but the convienience of being able to remotely command them is not worth the loss of security vs. having to physically go out and pass through real-world site security to take control of the device in any potentially catastrophic way.

Welcome to half of my career.  The migraine medication and whiskey are on the top shelf.  Jump up and down about things like mitigation of vulnerable assets and get reminded of project cost.  Point out slow evolving trends, get told it'll be on the next, next calendar.  All the while the TSA gets a few fricking million dollars to look pretty. 
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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2013, 06:46:13 PM »

*waves* I was the guy going out to the sites for a while. USAF ground radio tech. Pulled some jobs up and down the west coast. Nice to know (back then) that if you wanted to monkey with a tacan site you needed to go though a series of gates, locks, and 1-2 nice gentlemen with guns.

I spent a lot of time screaming at the idiocy of privatizing our repair shops - putting the capacity to respond to the slightest technical setback into the hands of civilian contractors who will never, EVER deploy into the hemisphere where the conflict is taking place... Who thought that was a good idea?!?!??

I also did airport guard duty before the TSA got rolling. I still find the vision of 5 guys in BDUs and M16s circulating around a security check sites way more comforting than the button-up TSA staff will ever be. I kinda like my "we're not fucking around here"' warnings to be sort of OVERT.
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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2013, 08:44:45 PM »

You mean you DON'T like the privatized gates that have 9 ball but restricted use of force?  Or.. in case of that video.. a woman storms a gate, a TSA agent gets put on her ass and it takes an off duty cop to bring her down?  But think of the savings!

I understand some privatization.  I'll even deal with the fact that I now call some $12 an hour kid in Idaho instead of an IT3 / ET3 / Twenty Five Bravo / or the insane Air Force acronyms that I can never remember when something is FUBAR with the IT side of site I'm visiting.  But security.. either PhySec, OpSec or InfoSec?  Just blows my mind.
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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2013, 08:50:16 PM »

My current class in my master's program is Critical Infrastructure Protection.  I wasn't sleeping well before I found this thread.

- C.
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2013, 09:08:24 PM »

My current class in my master's program is Critical Infrastructure Protection.  I wasn't sleeping well before I found this thread.

- C.

Ooooh.  Oh!  I got a FUN one for you then.  HSPD-7.  K.  Just to give anyone else a little jump in.. (and feel free to correct me.  I'm only involved partially in one of these.. your background on the subject as a whole dwarfs mine).

Critical Infrastructure, depending on what it is, falls under the privvie of either Dept of Treasury, Transport, Interior, DoJ, EPA, Human Services.  (I know I'm missing one or two.)  Each of those have independent assets and rules & regs.  As it is, getting those networks InfoSec compliant is a G-D NIGHTMARE.  (*coughs*  DoE.  Pointing at you, big guy. *coughs*)  You then.. have the entities of which these departments govern and regulate.. PRIVATIZED.  We can't keep 2,000,000 barrels of oil out of the Gulf of Mexico, you really think we're going to get BP to spend X of millions of dollars to be protected against a 1% possibility that's always evolving?  Good luck!  I'm cheering for you!  ..namely because if you succeed, I succeed.  ..sorta..  ..sometimes..
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