By Roblimo from Slashdot's watch-those-centrifuges-spin-out-of-control department
From the article: SCADA systems -- computer systems that control industrial processes -- are one of the ways a computer hack can directly affect the real world. Here, the fears multiply. It's not bad guys deleting your files, or getting your personal information and taking out credit cards in your name; it's bad guys spewing chemicals into the atmosphere and dumping raw sewage into waterways. It's Stuxnet: centrifuges spinning out of control and destroying themselves. Never mind how realistic the threat is, it's scarier."
What worries Bruce Schneier most is that industry leader Siemens is keeping its SCADA vulnerabilities secret
, at least in part due to pressure from the Department of Homeland Security
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By samzenpus from Slashdot's read-all-about-it department
writes "Years ago, technologists and consumers alike could only dream of surfing the Web using the (increasingly ubiquitous) mobile devices available, such as smartphones. But that is now commonplace, resulting from a convergence of several trends: the standardization of wireless access protocols, greater carrier coverage and bandwidth, the popularity of mobile apps, and more powerful mobile products — featuring embedded keyboards and pointing devices, greater memory, hardware miniaturization, and larger screens with better resolution. For the typical website nowadays, the primary impediment to the site working well on leading mobile devices is that the site was never intended for them in the first place. Web developers and other site builders using content management systems, can now learn how to build for mobile accessibility, with help from resources such as Professional Mobile Web Development with WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal — authored by James Pearce, who is quite active in the mobile development space."
Read on for the rest of Michael's review. Professional Mobile Web Development With WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal
author James Pearce
pages 552 pages
reviewer Michael J. Ross
summary A guide to building mobile-ready websites using the leading CMSsRead Replies (0)