Vulnerabilities Found in OS Used by More than 2 Billion Devices: The Top News in Product Cybersecurity for the Week of August 1

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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 product cybersecurity.

Researchers Reveal 11 Security Flaws that Can Affect a Wide Range of IoT Devices (ZDNet)

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The vulnerabilities described in the report affect Wind River’s VxWorks operating system, which is currently deployed on more than two billion connected devices. Read the original research team report here.

Vulnerabilities Leave Mitsubishi Software Open to Attack (Security Week)

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One of the flaws affecting Mitsubishi’s FR Configurator2 is classified as “high severity,” and can be exploited by an attacker to read and steal files from the targeted system.

Report: Hackers Can Manipulate IoT Cameras to Hide Evidence of Crimes (ZDNet)


Researchers find that vulnerabilities in IoT cameras can allow hackers to remotely access networks and edit live-streamed footage in order to hide evidence of crimes. Read the original research team report here.

Have Russian Hackers Developed a New Method for Installing Malware? (Dark Reading)


A new report describes hacking method as a “man-on-the-side” attack, which allows a threat actor to inject malicious content into legitimate traffic. Read the original research team report here

Lights Out JoBurg: Major Ransomware Attack Leaves South Africa’s Largest City in the Dark (The Hacker News)


Ransomware attack encrypted utility company’s databases, applications, and networks. Company was able to get power back up and running quickly, but the attack caused widespread problems for customers trying to access the company website to pay electricity bills.

Homeland Security Warns Hackers Can “Easily Manipulate” Small Aircraft and Take Control (threatpost)


The DHS alert follows publication of a report by Rapid 7 that described how hackers can easily gain access to an aircraft’s Controller Area Network (CAN) bus. Read the original research team report here

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