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Siemens and ICS-CERT published advisories this week to alert users of improper authentication and privilege escalation vulnerabilities affecting some SIMATIC and XHQ products. The SIMATIC communication processor (CP) of the Redundant Network Access (RNA) series, which is designed for connecting S7-400 CPUs to industrial ethernet, is affected by a critical vulnerability that allows a remote, […]

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Cisco patched three vulnerabilities in three products this week that if exploited, could have resulted in a denial of service, crash, and in some instances, arbitrary and remote code execution. According to security advisories published Wednesday, each of the vulnerabilities are branded “high” severity by Cisco. One of the issues, an XML External Entity (XXE) […]

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NEW YORK–The global average cost of a data breach last year dropped 11.4 percent from 2015 to $3.6 million. The reduction is attributed mostly to a strong U.S. dollar, with wins also offset by a 1.8 percent increase in the size of breaches in 2016. The numbers come from Peter Allor, senior cyber security strategist, […]

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