A first-of-its-kind cyberattack on the U.S. grid created blind spots at a grid control center and several small power generation sites in the United States, according to a document posted yesterday from the North American Electric Reliability Corp.
A new report described, in detail, just how unprecedented a recent attack on the US power grid was, and the vulnerabilities that let hackers compromise the web portals in question. https://t.co/m4GtB9WdnO
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We took a look at a bug in Supermicro hardware that could let hackers pull off a USB attack virtually. Google open-sourced its differential privacy tool, to help any company that crunches big data sets invade your privacy less in the process. And speaking of privacy, we detailed the 11 settings you need to check on Windows 10 to preserve yours.
And while it feels like forever ago that Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account got hacked, it’s worth revisiting exactly how it happened. (Twitter this week closed the texting loophole at the heart of it.) We also took a look at Jeremy Renner’s content moderation woes. Bet you weren’t expecting to see that sentence in your lifetime. More
I honestly can not comprehend the utter idiocy that went into the decision to link something as vital as the controls of the power grid to the internet. With the money and the stakes involved the entire thing should be on its own proprietary internal network with no connection whatsoever to the outside net. Anyone and everyone could see this sort of stuff coming like a freight train.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com on Instagram.