August 24, 2010

What would the auditor say to this?

Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant in Bushehr Port:

"An error is seen on a computer screen of Bushehr nuclear power plant's map in the Bushehr Port on the Persian Gulf, 1,000 kms south of Tehran, Iran on February 25, 2009. Iranian officials said the long-awaited power plant was expected to become operational last fall but its construction was plagued by several setbacks, including difficulties in procuring its remaining equipment and the necessary uranium fuel. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)"

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Compliant? Minor problem? Slight discordance? Conspiracy theory?

(spotted by Steve Bellovin)

Posted by iang at August 24, 2010 05:53 AM | TrackBack

Siemens left the country and refused to sell them the license? Also this is the country where the Stuxnet virus first appeared.

Nuclear reactor controlled by Windows based SCADA system that has a default password embedded; changing the password is not allowed by the vendor. Ouch.

Posted by: sai at August 24, 2010 06:39 AM

I have been working with a system that uses Siemens controls where OK'ing large license warning dialogues has been considered part of standard operating procedure by manufacturer's support (while ensuring that our system indeed has all required licenses) - apparenty they couldn't clone the production system without breaking some copyright protection...

Posted by: Peeter Marvet at August 25, 2010 01:48 AM
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