Tag: sca

Jul 15

No One Is Safe: $300 Gadget Steals Encryption Keys out of the Air, and It’s Nearly Unstoppable

Source: No One Is Safe: $300 Gadget Steals Encryption Keys out of the Air, and It’s Nearly Unstoppable

Feb 02

Defense companies persistently targeted by cyber spies

Researchers from security companies Zscaler and Seculert have issued a warning about bogus emails targeting employees of defense-related organizations around the world in order to trick them into installing malware.

via Defense companies persistently targeted by cyber spies.

Feb 01

Computer Program Reconstructs Heard Words From Brain Scans – Slashdot

Computer Program Reconstructs Heard Words From Brain Scans – Slashdot.

Jan 31

Attackers Moving Zeus Servers to Former Soviet Union TLD | threatpost

The groups of attackers that employ the Zeus toolkit for their scams and malware campaigns have long used sites in the .ru Russian TLD as homes for their botnet controllers. Security researchers and law enforcement agencies have had a difficult time making headway in getting these domains taken down, but now it seems that some changes in the way that the Russian organization in charge of the .ru domain is enforcing rules for fraudulent domains is forcing attackers to move to a long-forgotten TLD owned by the former Soviet Union.

via Attackers Moving Zeus Servers to Former Soviet Union TLD | threatpost.

Jan 26

Exploits Emerge For Linux Privilege Escalation Flaw – Slashdot

Exploits Emerge For Linux Privilege Escalation Flaw – Slashdot.

Jan 25

Researchers discover network of 7,000 typo squatting domains

A network of some 7,000 typo squatting domains is being used by scammers to effectively drive traffic towards their scammy sites, some of which get so much traffic that they managed to enter Alexas top 250 list of sites with the largest Web traffic, say Websense researchers.

via Researchers discover network of 7,000 typo squatting domains.

Jan 18

Red Tape – New virus raids your bank account – but you wont notice

The best way to protect yourself from an online financial scam is to diligently check your bank accounts. At least, until now.Israeli-based Security firm Trusteer has found an elaborate new computer virus that not only helps fraudsters steal money from bank accounts — it also covers its tracks.

via Red Tape – New virus raids your bank account – but you wont notice.

Jan 13

WORLDCOMP’12 – The 2012 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing

                        CALL  FOR  PAPERS
                    Call For Conference Tracks

            Paper Submission Deadline: March 12, 2012

           The 2012 World Congress in Computer Science,
           Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
                     July 16-19, 2012, USA

         Location: See the above web site for venue/city

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted
papers will be published in the respective conference proceedings and
indexed in Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering and Technology;
DBLP / Computer Science Bibliography; CNRS, INIST, PASCAL; and others.
Accepted papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings
(they will also be available online). Like prior years, extended versions
of selected papers (about 42%) will appear in journals and edited research
books after the conference (publishers include: Springer, BMC, Elsevier,
and others).

WORLDCOMP'12 is composed of a number of tracks (joint-conferences,
tutorials, workshops, and panel discussions); all will be held
simultaneously, same location and dates: July 16-19, 2012. For the
complete list of joint conferences, see below.


March 12, 2012:    Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 12, 2012:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 26, 2012:    Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 16-19, 2012:  WORLDCOMP 2012 and all its affiliated conferences


Currently being prepared – The ACADEMIC sponsors of the last offering of
WORLDCOMP (2011) included research labs and centers affiliated with (a
partial list): University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University;
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of Texas at
Austin; University of Southern California; Minnesota Supercomputing
Institute, University of Minnesota; Germany's University of Siegen; UMIT,
Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria; Georgia
Institute of Technology; University of Iowa; Russian Academy of Sciences,
Russia; University of Naples Federico II, Italy; University of Naples
Parthenope, Italy; Second University of Naples, Italy; ICEL, Texas A&M
University Com.; University of North Dakota; and others.
CORPORATE Co-Sponsors and Sponsors at-large included (a partial list):
Intel Corporation; Microsoft Research; Altera Corporation; Pico Computing;
SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology
(HPCNano); International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; World
Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Int'l Council on Medical
and Care Compunetics; UK Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory
Reform; Scientific Technologies Corporation; and HoIP – Health without
Boundaries; and others.


Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them
to the evaluation web site at:  http://world-comp.org
Submissions must be uploaded by March 12, 2012 and they must be in
either MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures,
tables, and references – single space, font size of 10 to 12). All
reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of
accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format
to prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have
been previously published or currently submitted for publication
elsewhere. The first page of the paper should include: title of the
paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each
author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author
and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content
of the paper. The name of the conference that the paper is being submitted
for consideration must be stated on the first page of the paper as well as
a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the final/Camera-Ready papers
(if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of
contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference program
committee will be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject);
often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees by using a
double-blinded review process. In addition, all papers whose authors
include a member of the conference program committee will be evaluated
using the double-blinded review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will
not be refereed but may be considered for discussion/panels). All
proceedings of WORLDCOMP will be published and indexed in: Inspec / IET /
The Institute for Engineering & Technology; DBLP / CS Bibliography;
The French National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases,
PASCAL (covers the core scientific literature in Science; about 90% of
inclusions are journals; only about 9% are proceedings; worldcomp tracks
are selected to be among the 9% – accessable from INIST, Datastar, Dialog,
EBSCO, OVID, Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN International); and others.


o BIOCOMP'12 – 13th Int'l. Conference on Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

o CDES'12 – 12th Int'l Conference on Computer Design

o CGVR'12 – 16th Int'l Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality

o CSC'12 – 9th Int'l Conference on Scientific Computing

o DMIN'12 – 8th Int'l Conference on Data Mining

o EEE'12 – 11th Int'l Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise
 Information Systems, and e-Government

o ERSA'12 – 12th Int'l Conference on Engineering of Reconfigurable Systems
 and Algorithms

o ESA'12 – 10th Int'l Conference on Embedded Systems and Applications

o FCS'12 – 8th Int'l Conference on Foundations of Computer Science

o FECS'12 – 8th Int'l Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer
 Science and Computer Engineering

o GCA'12 – 8th Int'l Conference on Grid Computing and Applications

o GEM'12 – 9th Int'l Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Methods

o ICAI'12 – 14th Int'l Conference on Artificial Intelligence

o ICOMP'12 – 13th Int'l Conference on Internet Computing

o ICWN'12 – 11th Int'l Conference on Wireless Networks

o IKE'12 – 11th Int'l Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering

o IPCV'12 – 16th Int'l Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision,
 & Pattern Recognition

o MSV'12 – 9th Int'l Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization

o PDPTA'12 – 18th Int'l Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing
 Techniques and Applications

o SAM'12 – 11th Int'l Conference on Security and Management

o SERP'12 – 11th Int'l Conference on Software Engineering Research and

o SWWS'12 – 11th Int'l Conference on Semantic Web and Web Services

All conferences listed above will be held simultaneously; ie, same location
and dates. A link to each of the conferences can be found at:


Currently being finalized:
The members of the Steering Committee of The 2011 congress included:
Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corporation, USA); Prof. Hamid
Arabnia (ISIBM elected Fellow & Professor, University of Georgia;
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing / Springer; Board member,
Journal of Computational Science / Elsevier; Advisory Board, IEEE TC on
Scalable Computing); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (Member, National Academy of
Engineering, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Professor; University of California,
Berkeley, USA); Prof. Hyunseung Choo (ITRC Director of Ministry of
Information & Communication; Director, ITRC; Director, Korea Information
Processing Society; Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology;
Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Prof. Winston Wai-Chi Fang
(IEEE Fellow, TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung
University, Hsinchu, Taiwan; Director, System-on-Chip Research Center);
Prof. Kun Chang Lee (Professor of MIS and WCU Professor of Creativity
Science, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director
of HoIP and Director of HoIP Telecom, UK; Secretary-General WABT;
Vice-President Int'l Council for Engineering and Technology, University of
Westminster, UK); Prof. Layne T. Watson (IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM
Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute of Aerospace, Professor, Virginia
Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA); Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh
(Member, National Academy of Engineering; IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS
Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow; Director, BISC; Professor, University
of California, Berkeley, USA).
2012 Publicity Chair: Ashu M. G. Solo (Fellow of British Computer Society;
Principal/R&D Engineer and Mathematician, Maverick Technologies
America Inc.; Director/Interdisciplinary Researcher, Solo Research Lab,
Crocels, Swansea University; Principal/Intelligent Systems Instructor,
Trailblazer Intelligent Systems, Inc.)

The 2012 Program Committee for individual conferences are currently being
compiled. Many who have already joined the committees are renowned leaders,
scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks;
many are directors of research labs., members of National Academy of
Engineering, fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of departments,
program directors of research funding agencies, as well as deans and

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong and
documented research track record. Those interested in joining the Program
Committee should email  editor@world-comp.org  the following information
for consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and position, complete
mailing address, email address, a one-page biography that includes
research expertise and the name of the conference(s) offering to help with.


Each conference is composed of a number of tracks. A track can be a session,
a workshop, or a symposium. A session will have at least 6 papers; a
workshop at least 12 papers; and a symposium at least 18 papers. Track
chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their tracks, including:
soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, … The names of track chairs
will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings and on
the cover of the printed books (and indexed in science databases as such).

Proposals to organize tracks (sessions, workshops, or symposiums) should
include the following information: name and address (+ email) of proposer,
his/her biography, title of track, a 100-word description of the topic of
the track, the name of the conference the track is submitted for
consideration (ie, BIOCOMP, CDES, …), and a short description on how
the track will be advertised (in most cases, track proposers solicit papers
from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the track proposer).
E-mail your track proposal to  editor@world-comp.org . We would like to
receive the track proposals as soon as possible but by no later than
January 31, 2012.


WORLDCOMP 2012 will be composed of research presentations, keynote
lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and
poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers
have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of
California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of
Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic
Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid
Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U.
of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT
Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window
System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic
Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director,
U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern
California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant),
Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head,
NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project
Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director,
NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow
of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus,
McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive
Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep
Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace
Systems, Inc.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling
about the conferences' atmosphere, see the 2011 delegates photos
available at: http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/5408606

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is "Providing a unique platform for
a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers,
developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted
effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities
(such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies,
and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also
attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as
their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that
have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to
achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives."

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated
research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated
research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model
facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of
computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The
Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary
research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for
cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines. 70148


Any inquiries should be sent to: editor@world-comp.org


As of November 23, 2011, papers published in WORLDCOMP set of proceedings
have received 15,860 citations. In recent months (March to November 2011),
there had been 1,475 citations to WORLDCOMP papers (about 164 citations per
month). The above record is significant (thanks to the authors). As the
result of high impact (based on citations) of WORLDCOMP papers, "Microsoft
Academic Search" has listed each individual track of the congress among its
compiled list of "Top Conferences". The citation record of WORLDCOMP set of
proceedings is in fact higher than the citation data of many reputable
journals in computer science and computer engineering. (The above citation
data does not include citations to WORLDCOMP papers published in 2011; thus,
it is highly probable that the actual number of citations is higher;
citation data was obtained from http://academic.research.microsoft.com/ )

Jan 12

AICT 2012, The Eighth Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications


AICT 2012, The Eighth Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications

May 27 – June 1, 2012 – Stuttgart, Germany

General page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/AICT12.html

Call for Papers: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/CfPAICT12.html

– regular papers

– short papers (work in progress)

– posters

Submission page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/SubmitAICT12.html

Submission deadline: January 16, 2012

Sponsored by IARIA, www.iaria.org

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals: http://www.iariajournals.org

Please note the Poster and Work in Progress options.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas. 
All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and conform with the Editorial rules: http://www.iaria.org/editorialrules.html

AICT 2012 Topics (topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

Signal processing, protocols and standardization

Standardization (IEEE 802.17, Policy Models, Etc.); IEEE 802.11 engineering; Telecommunications protocol engineering; Future networks: protocol and standards; Standardization (IEEE 802.15, IEEE 802.16); Communication theory, signal processing, modulation; Modulation, coding and synchronization; Propagation, antennas and channel characterization; Signal separation and Interference rejection; Critical infrastructure protection

Ad Hoc, autonomic and sensor networks

Autonomic home networking; Sensor, mesh, and Ad hoc networks; Programmable networks; Active networks; Self-organization and network reconfiguration; Partial and intermittent resources and services; Unicast and multicast routing; Radio resource sharing in wireless networks; Energy-efficient communications; Vehicular Ad hoc networks; Underwater sensor networks; Emerging sensor technologies; Intelligent video surveilance; Multi-sensor surveillance;

Wireless technologies

3G And 4G Mobile communications services; Evolution from 2G To 2.5G, 3G and beyond; Wireless multimedia and networks and systems; Cellular and Ad hoc networks; Mobile broadband technologies; Mobile software (agents); Wireless access (WPAN, WLAN, WLL); Wireless communications antennas and propagation and transmission technologies; Vertical, horizontal and diagonalhandover; Broadband wireless technology (HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE, Wimax, Wiran); Cross-layer modeling and design; Heterogeneity and diversity; Ultra-wideband communications (UWB); Wireless hacking;

Management, operation and control networks

Monitoring telecommunicaitons systems; Network management contingency challenges; Real-time traffic and QoS; Performance and QoS, traffic engineering (MPLS, Diffserv, Intserv, Etc.); Telecommunications management and control of heterogeneous networks; Mobility control and mobility engineering; Mobile video surveillance; Mobility and QoS management; Communications networks security; Information security; IPR and network security;

Core technologies and access technologies and networks

Wireless-fiber convergence; Metro/Access networks; Broadband access networks and services; Next Generation Networks and technologies; Future Internet; Inteligent & Smart networks; Grid, Cluster and Internet computing; Designing and management of optical networks; Performance of optical networks; Future technologies in optical communications; PLC (Homeplug, OPERA, UPA, CEPCA, IEEE, HD-PLC Alliance);

Future applications and services

Service-oriented architectures; E-Learning and mobile learning on telecommunications; SOHO (Small Offices/Home Offices; Emerging telecommunications software tools; Object and component technologies in telecommunication software; Platforms for Web Services-based applications and services; Web Services communications, applications, and performance; Applications in telemedicine; Security and trust in future services applications;

Optical Technologies

Optical internetworking architectures; Novel architectures for optical routers and switches; Optical packet / burst switching; Optical multi-wavelength label switching; Optical network performance modeling; Optical network control and management;  Measurement, monitoring and supervision techniques; Security and privacy in optical networks; Optical access networks designs and protocols; High speed optical LANs and gigabit Ethernet;  Energy efficiency in optical networks; Inter-working between optical and wireless networks; Optical Grids, optical networking for cloud computing; Optical integrated circuits and novel transmission methods; Standards for optical internetworking; Optical networks for future Internet design; Multi-domain routing protocols for IP over optical networks; Control and management protocols for IP over optical networks; Next-generation IP networking and Optical Internet; Development prospect for Optical Internet; Optical transmission systems and technologie
s; Optical access systems and technologies; Optical devices

Cognitive radio

Cognitive radio technologies and opportunistic spectrum utilization; Spectrum sensing technologies; Dynamic spectrum access; Information theory and performance limits of dynamic spectrum access; Distributed algorithms for spectrum detection and cooperative spectrum sensing; Inter- and Intra- standards interoperability; Cross-layer algorithms based on spectrum sensing techniques; Advanced signal processing techniques for cognitive radio; Physical-layer design of software radio and cognitive radio transceivers; Interference and coexistence analysis; Radio resource allocation; Decision making; Game theory; Cognitive radio with reinforcement learning; SWR and CR management; Cognitive radio sensing in the large and feature detection; Spectrum and performance management in cognitive radio networks; Cognitive radio applications; Future Internet with cognitive technologies; Flexible and opportunistic wireless access; Multimedia communications through cognitive networks; Regulatory po
licies on spectrum sharing for future broadband networks; Cognitive radio standards; Cognitive radio architecture for equipments; Enabling SDR technology for cognitive radio; Hardware reconfigurability; Testbbeds

Teletraffic modeling and management

Traffic and performance measurements; Traffic characterization and modeling; Trends and patterns; Scaling phenomena; Packet and flow level models; Traffic control and QosS; Queuing theory and queuing networks; Performance evaluation; Scheduling and admission control; Reservation and priority mechanisms; Overload control; Broadcast and multicast traffic control; Analytical and numerical analysis; Network design and optimization of wired and wireless networks; Mobility and resource management; Traffic monitoring and management; Traffic engineering in multi-technology networks; Internet traffic engineering; Traffic grooming; Simulation methodology for communications networks; Simulation models and tools;

E-Learning and telecommunications

Architecture of learning technology systems; Advanced uses of multimedia and hypermedia; Integrated learning and educational environments; National and international projects on e-learning and telecommunications; Remote and wireless teaching technologies; Navigational aspects for learning; e-Learning industry and universities programs; Anytime/anywhere e-learning and wearable network devices; Tutoring e-learning applications and services; Cost models for e-learning on telecommunications; Satellite technologies for e-learning; Teaching e-learning methodologies and technologies; Adaptive e-learning and intelligent applications/tools; Agent technology; Training e-learning teachers; Practical uses of authoring tools; Application of metadata and virtual reality; Collaborative learning/groupware; Intelligent tutoring systems; Internet based systems; Application of instructional design theories; Evaluation of learning technology systems; Standards related activities;

Committee: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/ComAICT12.html

Jan 02

Report: Analysis of the Stratfor Password List

Report: Analysis of the Stratfor Password List.

(via Pascal M.)