By Kevin Poulsen
February 04, 2008
There's a new industry-run mailing list  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 :
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.
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