Risky Business #261 -- Divide by zero, destroy power grid

GPS receiver bugs have some unexpected consequences...
02 Nov 2012 » Risky Business

We've got a great feature interview in this week's show with a computer science undergrad in the US who worked on a paper dealing with GPS security. You'll find out how you can melt down power lines with GPS haxx! Fun for the whole family!

This week's show is sponsored by Tenable Network Security. We'll be having Tenable product manager Jack Daniel on the line to talk about the death of periodical vulnerbility scanning. Apparently continuous scanning is all the rage these days!

I've spent the entire week down with the manflu, as you will probably hear, so apologies if the energy levels are down a bit this week.

Show notes

VUPEN Researchers Say They Have Zero-Day Windows 8 Exploit | threatpost

Deloitte audit report that makes NZ government look like jerks:

NY Post Pisses Its Pants Over Terrorism Homework; And You Should Too | Threat Level | Wired.com

Homeland Security chief: Banks 'under attack' by hackers | Security & Privacy - CNET News

Huawei looks to German security researchers for help | Security & Privacy - CNET News

Anonymous takes aim at Zynga | Security & Privacy - CNET News

Millions of SSNs lifted from South Carolina database | Security & Privacy - CNET News

Feds charge 14 with making ATM cashouts appear like one - SC Magazine

Outages hit Google App Engine, Dropbox, Tumblr, and more | Security & Privacy - CNET News

China blocks NY Times over story on leader's 'hidden fortune' | Security & Privacy - CNET News

U.S. looks to replace human surveillance with computers | Security & Privacy - CNET News

Cisco Patches Vulnerabilities in Data Center and Web Conferencing Products | threatpost

ZeroAccess Botnet Cashing in on Click Fraud and Bitcoin Mining | threatpost

Here's the paper discussed in this week's feature interview!

If you enjoyed the music in this week's show, buy it!

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Windows 8 is really good. I don't really think it will be particularly good in there. - ReputationAdvocate.com