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Security List: Don't Talk About Holes, Or We'll Report You




Security List: Don't Talk About Holes, Or We'll Report You
Security List: Don't Talk About Holes, Or We'll Report You



http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/02/scada-security.html 

By Kevin Poulsen 
Wired.com
February 04, 2008

There's a new industry-run mailing list [1] to foster discussion of 
security issues on SCADA systems -- the aging and insecure computerized 
control networks behind the electric grid and other critical 
infrastructures. But watch what you say.

 From the announcement e-mail [2]: 

    Due to heightened security and awareness levels worldwide, ALL 
    MESSAGES ARE WATCHED CAREFULLY.  Violators who report methods that 
    are going to disable, damage, dismember, destroy, or disarm any 
    control system, SCADA device, or infrastructure will be reported to 
    DHS (and/or their respective national or federal authority).

Only the SCADA community could conceive of a mailing list that tries to 
get you arrested for discussing security issues. And we wonder why SCADA 
is still insecure. 

[1] http://news.infracritical.com/mailman/listinfo/scadasec 
[2] http://lists.iinet.net.au/pipermail/scada/2008-February/003560.html 


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