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Security Crime

Stealing Silicon Valley 139

Posted by Soulskill
from the getaway-car-and-a-pocket-full-of-flash-drives dept.
pacopico writes "A series of robberies in Silicon Valley have start-ups feeling nervous. According to this report in Businessweek, a couple of networking companies were burgled recently with attempts made to steal their source code. The fear is that virtual attacks have now turned physical and that espionage in the area is on the rise. As a result, companies are now doing more physical penetration testing, including one case in which a guy was mailed in a FedEx box in a bid to try and break into a start-up."
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Stealing Silicon Valley

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  • Credit please... (Score:5, Informative)

    by SuperKendall (25149) on Friday October 11, 2013 @12:44PM (#45102611)

    To the master, Weird Al [youtube.com].

  • War By Other Means. (Score:5, Informative)

    by tekrat (242117) on Friday October 11, 2013 @01:09PM (#45102881) Homepage Journal

    I remember reading "War By Other Means" (http://www.amazon.com/War-Other-Means-Economic-Espionage/dp/0393318214/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1381510831&sr=8-3&keywords=war+by+other+means) more than 10 years ago.

    The book starts off with how the USA, during it's early years, sent "spies" to European nations to gather their technology regarding weaving and agriculture, as well as the start of the industrial revolution, and how that enabled the USA to become a superpower, and now it's being turned around on us that other countries such as China are doing the same thing, except that they are doing it on a much larger scale.

    That this is happening on a small scale in the valley is no surprise, since the lead-time on new tech is now incredibly small. Look how Samsung introduced a "smartwatch" based on a RUMOR that Apple was doing that.

  • Re:strange article (Score:4, Informative)

    by cusco (717999) <brian.bixby@CHICAGOgmail.com minus city> on Friday October 11, 2013 @02:52PM (#45103867)

    Or you can install an obnoxious sounder that goes off every time the door is held open more than X-many seconds. That works really well, we do it all the time.

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"