7-15-19 – News This Past Week

Cybersecurity should not be an afterthought within industrial environments
The basics of cyber security are still not being practized regularly and new cyber security risks are emerging as more and more untested technologies are integrated within the critical infrastructures upon which society depends, according to Applied Risk

Cybersecurity should not be an afterthought within industrial environments

U.S. Coast Guard Issues Cybersecurity Warnings for Commercial Vessels
The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday issued a safety alert advising commercial vessel owners and operators to ensure that effective cybersecurity measures are in place to protect the network and important control systems on their ships
https://www.securityweek.com/us-coast-guard-issues-cybersecurity-warnings-commercial-vessels

GE Says Anesthesia Machine Vulnerability Poses No Risk to Patients
Researchers have discovered a vulnerability that can be used to hack some of GE Healthcare’s hospital anesthesia devices, but the vendor says it does not pose a direct risk to patients
https://www.securityweek.com/ge-says-anesthesia-machine-vulnerability-poses-no-risk-patients

Coast Guard Warns Shipping Firms of Maritime Cyberattacks
A commercial vessel suffered a significant malware attack in February, prompting the US Coast Guard to issues an advisory to all shipping companies: Here be malware.
https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities—threats/coast-guard-warns-shipping-firms-of-maritime-cyberattacks/d/d-id/1335198

Several Siemens Devices Affected by Intel MDS Vulnerabilities
Siemens informed customers on Tuesday that several of its products are affected by the Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) vulnerabilities impacting a majority of the Intel processors made in the last decade
https://www.securityweek.com/several-siemens-devices-affected-intel-mds-vulnerabilities

Anaesthetic devices ‘vulnerable to hackers’
A type of anaesthetic machine that has been used in NHS hospitals can be hacked and controlled from afar if left accessible on a hospital computer network, a cyber-security company says.
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-48935111

‘World’s first Bluetooth hair straighteners’ can be easily hacked
Glamoriser, a U.K. firm that bills itself as the maker of the “world’s first Bluetooth hair straighteners,” allows users to link the device to an app, which lets the owner set certain heat and style settings. The app can also be used to remotely switch off the straighteners within Bluetooth range.

‘World’s first Bluetooth hair straighteners’ can be easily hacked

Hacked Hair Straighteners Can Threaten Homes
Researchers have found a way to successfully hack connected hair straighteners to turn them on and increase the heating element up to its maximum temperature—causing a serious fire hazard for unsuspecting owners

Hacked Hair Straighteners Can Threaten Homes

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