8-19-19 – News This Past Week

ICS security threats rising, targeting oil and gas facilities
In its latest report on industrial control system threats, Dragos said it believes the first major ‘destructive’ ICS attack will likely occur at an oil and gas facility.
https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/252468175/ICS-security-threats-rising-targeting-oil-and-gas-facilities

Delta ICS Flaw Allows Total Industrial Takeover
The Delta enteliBUS Manager centralizes control for various pieces of hardware often found in corporate or industrial settings. Taking it over could have plenty of repercussions, such as enabling remote manipulation of access control systems, boiler rooms, alarms and sensors in a factory, temperature control for critical systems or lighting in a business

DEF CON 2019: Delta ICS Flaw Allows Total Industrial Takeover

Democratic presidential nominees are ignoring the issue of our cybersecurity infrastructure
When we think about existential threats, government has to understand that electricity doesn’t reside in its own silo and that if something happens to (companies like) us, it would have a potentially cataclysmic impact on finance as well

Democratic presidential nominees are ignoring the issue of our cybersecurity infrastructure

Biohackers chase Johnny Mnemonic with ‘Pegleg’ implanted hard drive
The Four Thieves Vinegar biohacking collective has not figured out how to precisely mimic the memory data transfer scenario Gibson conjured, but it has built a device to enable people to store and transfer data wirelessly in their bodies

Biohackers chase Johnny Mnemonic with ‘Pegleg’ implanted hard drive

Hackers can use phone/device sound to damage human hearing
According to researcher lead Matt Wixey, for the PwC UK Cyber Security practice, a doctoral student discovered an exploit in speaker and volume controls through a range of different devices
https://www.tweaktown.com/news/67051/hackers-use-phone-device-sound-damage-human-hearing/index.html

Siemens SCALANCE X Switches Vulnerable to DoS Attacks
Siemens on Tuesday released several new advisories describing vulnerabilities in the company’s products, including an unpatched denial-of-service (DoS) flaw affecting SCALANCE X industrial switches
https://www.securityweek.com/siemens-scalance-x-switches-vulnerable-dos-attacks

Smart ovens have been turning on overnight and preheating to 400 degrees
At least three smart June Ovens have turned on in the middle of the night and heated up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. The ovens’ owners aren’t sure why this happened, and June tells The Verge that user error is at fault.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/14/20802774/june-smart-oven-remote-preheat-update-user-error

A Major Cyber Attack Could Be Just as Deadly as Nuclear Weapons, Says Scientist
People around the world may be worried about nuclear tensions rising, but I think they’re missing the fact that a major cyberattack could be just as damaging – and hackers are already laying the groundwork.
https://www.sciencealert.com/a-major-cyber-attack-could-be-just-as-damaging-as-a-nuclear-weapon

Hackers just found serious vulnerabilities in F-15 fighter jet
They even found bugs that the Air Force had tried but failed to fix after the same group of hackers performed similar tests in November without actually touching the device.
https://www.stripes.com/news/us/hackers-just-found-serious-vulnerabilities-in-f-15-fighter-jet-1.594248

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