Hackable Medical Machines on a Massive Scale: The Top News in Product Cybersecurity for the Week of July 12

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A look at some of the top stories from this past week in the world of automotive, IoT, Industry 4.0, and Enterprise Edge cybersecurity.

Vulnerability Leaves Respiratory and Anesthesia Machines Open to Attacks, Researchers Find (Tech Crunch)

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Security flaw could be exploited by hackers to maliciously tamper with the devices, and only requires “low skill level” on the part of attackers, according to the US Department of Homeland Security.

US Coast Guard Releases Cybersecurity Guidelines for Commercial Vessels Following Malware Scare (Bleeping Computer)


A malware attack on a deep water vessel in February affected the ship’s entire network, highlighting the danger of maritime cyber threats.

New Ransomware Targets Enterprise and Consumer NAS Storage Devices (GlobeNewswire)

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These storage devices usually store critical files and backups – and have little or no antivirus installed on them - meaning they can be very lucrative for attackers who carry out a ransomware attack.

Huawei Responds to Report of “Staggering” Security Flaws, Says Findings Don’t Tell the Whole Story (Press Release)

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Chinese technology company says Finite State – who compiled the report – “may not fully understand how telecommunications equipment is deployed.” Finite State, for their part, have dismissed Huawei’s “inaccurate rebuttal and baseless attacks.”

Vulnerabilities Discovered in Siemens S7 Simatic Architecture – Posing Threat to Industrial Processes (Dark Reading)

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Unpatched, older Bluetooth devices can make an easy target for hackers looking to hijack IoT devices. And with Bluetooth installed on countless IoT devices from connected automobiles to smart thermostats, hackers have no shortage of targets.

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