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Backdoor in mission-critical hardware threatens power, traffic-control systems

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by ATCclears, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Most of that stuff is considered to be un-hackable because of its low tech or near obsolete OS. Doesn't mean it is untouchable given the right motivation, though!! This used to be an industry secret! Disturbing, that it is now out there for everyone to exploit.
     
  3. Thebastidge

    Thebastidge 10411 NE Fourth Plain Blvd Vancouver WA 98662 Well-Known Member

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    SCADA systems were not originally intended to be used on the Internet. There are literally millions of devices which use this type of system, have NO password or unconfigured passwords default from the factory (there's an iPhone app I use called "default password" that has many of them documented) and many of these systems are now hooked up to internet accessibility 24x7.
     
  4. kenno

    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    Government Report: Russian Troops to ‘Seize’ CIA Facility in Elaborate War Game… on U.S. Soil

    (Photo: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation)

    According to reports, the U.S. and Russian military will be engaging in an anti-terrorism exercise that will involve Russian paratroopers using U.S. weapons to “take and hold” the main facilities of the CIA and Denver International Airport in Colorado and the National Security Agency in Utah.
    (Related: Learn about the hypothetical ‘war games’ the U.S. and China have been playing)
    The European Union Times has more on the report announcing this exercise from the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation:
    Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Colonel Alexander Kucherenko publically announced this 24-21 May “anti-terror drill” this Friday past noting that this will be the first time Russian airborne forces have held exercises with the US airborne forces on US territory. Colonel Kucherenko stated, “According to the exercise scenario, soldiers of the two countries will hold a tactical airborne operation, including the reconnaissance of imaginary terrorists’ camp and a raid. After the operation, a helicopter will evacuate the soldiers.” He further added that Russian airborne troops would be training with US special service weapons in these drills in Fort Carson, Colorado.
    Puzzling to Russian military analysts about this exercise, this report says, are that according to the American plans, Russian airborne troops (using US weapons that they had previously trained with at Fort Carson) will fly to and then parachute from their planes having the objectives of seizing the CIA’s main computer facility in Denver, the NSA’s main computer facility in Bluffdale, Utah, and taking control of main runways and terminals of the Denver International Airport_________________
    Does anyone recall someone saying that when TSHTF there will be trained units like SF A and B Teams that will take out critical Infrastructure?

    Obama signs Executive Order to give INTERPOL Search and Seizure Immunity in U.S.

    Obama's International Police Order

    New Drone Sensor Could Instantly Spot Any Shooter
     
  5. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Wwwwtttttffffff!!
     
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    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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  7. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I keep waiting for Ft Carson to deney this story but the only deneiers out there are bloggers on the LEFT.
    Keep an eye open for giant tri-tailed transports and lose of comms!
     
  8. kenno

    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    A.I.P mentioned how if SHTF that gangs will be tacticaly organized and use laptops preloaded with target data comprised of various targets Census, Google Earth and Street, GPS and other signifigant data.
    I guess OWS was reading his posts:
    Technology Need To Avoid the Police During May Day Protests? There’s an App for That! Meet ‘Sukey’
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    Technology Need To Avoid the Police During May Day Protests? There’s an App for That! Meet ‘Sukey’

    Meet “Sukey” (pronounced seek-ee), the online app that was originally designed to help protesters avoid police during demonstrations.
    What is Sukey exactly? It just went live on Sunday morning and claims it is there to “help” protesters stay safe. In its own words:
    Sukey is a web app that is designed to keep people safe, mobile and informed during demonstrations. We crowdsource updates from twitter and other online and offline sources in order to provide our users with a timely overview of what is going on at a demonstration.


    So people can send notices of actions, or police presences, anything to do with OWS on that day.
    Its website shows you how to send data via text, Twitter, Flickr, and TwitPic.
    And its software will look for tweets using hashtags – #sukeyData, #dayx5, #sukey. Still a little confused? Here are some of the videos it posted on its website explaining the service:
    ___http://www.theblaze.com/stories/need-to-avoid-the-police-during-may-day-protests-theres-an-app-for-that-meet-sukey/_______________
     
  9. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Sems like a easy way to discover the organizers...