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The Telecom Digest for August 05, 2011
Volume 30 : Issue 195 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Re: I'm looking for a job(Steven)
Text error sends Scottish exam results a day early(Monty Solomon)
Security Holes Found in Siemens Control Systems(Monty Solomon)
Re: Wider-range cordless phones?(Dave Platt)
OT: Has anyone heard from Pat? How is he doing?(John Mayson)

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Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 16:11:59 -0700 From: Steven <diespammers@ikillspammers.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: I'm looking for a job Message-ID: <j1ckk0$ltt$1@dont-email.me> On 8/3/11 1:50 PM, Bill Horne wrote: > I'm looking for a job, and would appreciate the readers' help. > > I just finished a gig in Florida, and I like the weather a lot, but > I'll go where the work is: if you know any company (*especially* > Independents) that is looking for a CO Tech, please tell me. > > Bill > Have you tried Telecom Careers at http://www.telecomcareers.net/ After I retired I wanted to work jobs when I wanted to and signed up there. I do not use it much now since I am known within the business I get calls all the time. -- The only good spammer is a dead one!! Have you hunted one down today? (c) 2011 I Kill Spammers, Inc. A Rot in Hell Co.
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 22:33:44 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Text error sends Scottish exam results a day early Message-ID: <p0624081cca5fb57300f0@[]> Text error sends Scottish exam results a day early Exam officials launch investigation after 30,000 students in Scotland who opted to get grades by text were sent them early Severin Carrell and Jessica Shepherd The Guardian, Thursday 4 August 2011 Exam officials have launched an investigation after up to 30,000 students in Scotland who opted to get their grades by text message were sent them on Wednesday, a day early by mistake. Opposition leaders in the Scottish parliament said the blunder had given these students a clear advantage in finding places at university because the list of late courses available went live on the internet at a minute past midnight on Thursday morning, nine hours before the results were officially due to arrive. ... http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/aug/04/text-error-scottish-exam-results
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 00:12:06 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Security Holes Found in Siemens Control Systems Message-ID: <p06240827ca5fcc56f805@[]> Hard-Coded Password and Other Security Holes Found in Siemens Control Systems By Kim Zette August 3, 2011 LAS VEGAS - A security researcher has uncovered a slew of vulnerabilities in Siemens industrial control systems, including a hard-coded password, that would let attackers reprogram the systems with malicious commands to sabotage critical infrastructures and even lock out legitimate administrators. The vulnerabilities exist in several models of Siemens programmable logic controllers, or PLCs - the same devices that were targeted by the Stuxnet superworm and that are used in nuclear facilities and other critical infrastructures, as well as in commercial manufacturing plants that make everything from pharmaceuticals to automobiles. Stuxnet was discovered on systems in Iran last year and is believed to have been aimed at destroying uranium-enrichment centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear facility in that country. It targeted Siemens Simatic Step7 software, which is used to monitor and program Siemens PLCs. It then intercepted legitimate commands going from the Step7 system to PLCs and replaced them with malicious commands aimed at sabotaging processes controlled by the PLC; in this case the spinning of centrifuges. The newly discovered vulnerabilities go a step further than Stuxnet, however, in that they allow an attacker to communicate directly with a Siemens PLC without needing to compromise, or even use, the Step7 software. ... http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/08/siemens-hardcoded-password/
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 14:48:44 -0700 From: dplatt@radagast.org (Dave Platt) To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Wider-range cordless phones? Message-ID: <sasog8-1ri.ln1@radagast.org> > Which begs the question: which phone instruments are "qualified" for use > in a full-use (sink, shower/tub, throne) bathroom? At a local swimming-pool-supplies company (Leslie's) I saw a Uniden DECT 6.0 phone which was advertised as being submersible... "meets JIS7 Waterproof Specifications". Suitable for using while you're floating around in the pool on an inflated inner tube, or etc. Unless you use a really harsh shampoo in your bathroom, one of these would probably do just fine :-) -- Dave Platt <dplatt@radagast.org> AE6EO Friends of Jade Warrior home page: http://www.radagast.org/jade-warrior I do not wish to receive unsolicited commercial email, and I will boycott any company which has the gall to send me such ads!
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 16:24:33 -0500 From: John Mayson <john@mayson.us> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: OT: Has anyone heard from Pat? How is he doing? Message-ID: <CALtjCnKETHHOBW_WgsRQF8Vcw6mtLR1nVp-hWM45qA4L8zdmyg@mail.gmail.com> The subject says it all. I don't remember reading anything about him recently. -- John Mayson <john@mayson.us> Austin, Texas, USA
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