Greg Hale

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Wireless March 19, 2014

Android malware on the rise

There were 700,000 new Android malware samples spotted in the third quarter with attacks against this platform having increased by over 30 percent, a recent report said.

By Greg Hale
Wireless March 19, 2014

D-Link patches router bugs

New firmware is out for D-Link router models that have a vulnerability attackers could use to gain control of the device.

By Greg Hale
March 19, 2014

Linux worm targets ICS

Industrial control systems could feel the affect of a new Linux worm that exploits a PHP vulnerability. In addition to ICSes, other devices connected to the Internet, such as routers, set-top boxes, and security cameras could also fall victim.

By Greg Hale
Power March 19, 2014

Even air gaps are not secure

Even if air gaps were workable in today’s industrial control environment, that could end up being a moot point as there is a malware prototype that uses inaudible audio signals to communicate and covertly transmit sensitive data even when infected machines have no network connection.

By Greg Hale
Cybersecurity December 4, 2013

Security: Automating the unspoken word

The unspoken knowledge shared by cyber security analysts could convert into an automated tool that helps analysts strengthen their cyber defenses.

By Greg Hale
Mobility February 19, 2013

Keeping an eye on mobile devices

A lack of security from network carriers for millions of Android users is becoming a serious security risk, especially for those who use their mobile devices in the workplace.

By Greg Hale
Safety Standards February 19, 2013

Cloud security: Third party code

Using third party code in cloud computing can be a security risk for users since the code does not originate from the developer, allowing hackers an easy avenue to breaking into networks.

By Greg Hale
Mobility February 18, 2013

BYOD growth brings security fears

IT workers are concerned about losing the ability to bring their own devices into the workplace, according to a survey.

By Greg Hale
Safety Standards February 14, 2013

Firing up a security framework

Like anything in the cyber security arena, things have to move fast and just after the Obama Administration signed an Executive Order calling for stronger security movement to help protect critical infrastructure, the first step in the development of a Cybersecurity Framework is moving forward.

By Greg Hale
Energy Efficiency & Management February 8, 2013

Offshore energy development lab

There is now a research facility that could help bring the U.S. closer to generating power from the winds and waters along America’s coasts and help alleviate a major hurdle for offshore wind and ocean power development.

By Greg Hale
Cybersecurity February 7, 2013

Concentrated solar power a boost for utilities

The storage capacity of concentrating solar power (CSP) can add significant value to a utility’s optimal mix of energy sources, a new report said.

By Greg Hale
Safety Standards January 24, 2013

Scientists study converting methane to diesel

There is a plan underway to develop bacteria that can turn the methane in natural gas into diesel fuel for transportation.

By Greg Hale
Safety Standards January 23, 2013

Nanocleaning sulfur from fuel

Mats of metal oxide nanofibers that can scrub sulfur from petroleum-based fuels much more effectively than traditional materials are now under development.

By Greg Hale
Cybersecurity December 11, 2012

Hackers target sites victims visit

Hackers are using knowledge about their intended targets to predict the websites they visit and seize private information

By Greg Hale
Energy Efficiency & Management September 19, 2012

Pulling uranium from seawater

A new material in development may make fueling nuclear reactors with uranium harvested from the ocean more feasible.

By Greg Hale
Safety Standards September 19, 2012

Generating electricity from wastewater

Microbial fuel cells can now produce electricity directly from wastewater, opening the door to a future in which waste treatment plants not only will power themselves, but will sell excess electricity.

By Greg Hale
Safety Standards September 19, 2012

DHS, IAEA ink collaboration pact

The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security signed a pact to deepen nuclear security collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

By Greg Hale