07-09-18 – News This Past Week

Flaws Expose Siemens Central Plant Clocks to Attacks
Siemens SICLOCK devices are used to synchronize time in industrial plants. The central plant clock ensures stability in case of a failure or loss of reception at the primary time source
https://www.securityweek.com/flaws-expose-siemens-central-plant-clocks-attacks

Strange and scary IoT hacks
The Internet of Things has provided a worldwide digital playground for hackers, pranksters and those who would thwart them and here are 9 of the most unnerving
https://www.networkworld.com/article/3285968/internet-of-things/strange-and-scary-iot-hacks.html

Azure IoT Edge Exits Preview with Security Updates
Microsoft rolls out its cloud-based IoT service to the general public, while upping data protection with new categories including device management and security
https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/azure-iot-edge-exits-preview-with-security-updates/d/d-id/1332201

For victims of smart home abuse, there’s no easy out
On the surface, this seems like a relatively straightforward problem to solve: Just change your password or unplug the devices, right? Except the issue here is two-fold. Not only are the devices sometimes solely controlled by the abuser, but oftentimes making these changes will result in even worse abuse, especially if the couple is still living together.
https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/02/smart-home-abuse-no-easy-out/

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