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Endress+Hauser Point Level Instruments Released

Instruments detect the point level of liquids in storage tanks, containers, and pipes, along with providing proof test, verification, and IIoT functionality. Endress+Hauser unveiled its Liquiphant FTL51B and FTL41 vibrating fork (vibronic) level instru …

TN Sheet Metal Firm Gains SHARP Status

Wagner-Meinert LLC of Nashville, Tennessee, has always known safety is a top priority for the company that provides construction, retrofit, and maintenance of ammonia refrigeration systems. So, along those lines, it is no surprise the company worked to …

Microsoft IE Scripting Engine Vulnerability Alert

Microsoft has a workaround, but is still working on a fix for a remote code execution vulnerability in the way the scripting engine handles objects in memory in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability could corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker co …

Feds Seize Hacked Information Site

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) seized the Internet domain name weleakinfo.com. The website had claimed to provide its users a search engine to review and obtain the personal information illegally obta …

GA Man Pleads Guilty in NJ DDoS Attack

A Georgia man pleaded guilty Thursday to initiating a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against a company that maintained servers in New Jersey, said U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. Tucker Preston, 22, of Macon, Georgia, pleaded guilty before …

Google Updates Chrome

Google updated the Chrome stable channel to version 79.0.3945.130 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, which will roll out over the coming days. The latest update includes 11 security fixes, contributed by external researchers, some of which are: • One vulnera …

VMware Workaround to Handle Tools Issue

VMware released a security update to address a vulnerability in VMware Tools where an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system. A vulnerability (CVE-2020-3941) in VMware Tools in functionality that was removed fro …

Adobe Clears Multiple Vulnerabilities

Adobe released a series of updates on Patch Tuesday to handle vulnerabilities ranging from critical to important to moderate. The critical vulnerabilities were in Adobe  Illustrator CC for Windows. This update resolves critical vulnerabilities that cou …

Offline Digital Credentials Plan Earns DHS Funding

Cambridge, MA-based Stranger Labs, Inc. earned a $197,020.95 grant to develop a digital credential solution that mitigates compromising the usability and convenience of paper-based credentials by making digital credentials verifiable offline. Stranger …

OH Grain Bin Fatalities Bring Safety Fines

The Andersons Inc. is facing $291,716 in fines for grain handling, and walking and working surfaces violations after two employees attempting to clear a clogged floor hole in a grain storage bin became fatally engulfed at the company’s Toledo, Ohio, fa …

OH Flooring Maker Faces Safety Fines

Nox U.S. LLC is facing $316,929 in fines for exposing employees to machine hazards and failing to develop hazardous energy control procedures to prevent employees from coming into contact with moving machine parts, said officials at the Occupational Sa …

Accident Tolerant Fuel Placed in IL Nuke

Global Nuclear Fuel’s (GNF) ARMOR-coated zirconium cladding and IronClad Accident Tolerant Fuel solutions were installed Tuesday at Exelon Generation’s Clinton Power Station in Clinton, Illinois. The assemblies were developed as part of the U.S. Depart …

Schneider Mitigates Hole in Modicon Controllers

Schneider Electric has a series of mitigations available to handle improper check for unusual or exceptional conditions vulnerability in its Modicon M580, Modicon M340, Modicon Quantum, and Modicon Premium, according to a report with CISA. Successful e …

Security 2020: Success Hinges on Teamwork

Editor’s Note: This is the first part in a series of stories looking at cybersecurity in 2020 from the perspective of a panel of experts. By Gregory Hale Looking at what security has to bring for the coming year in the manufacturing automation sector h …

2 Killed in Chem Plant Blast in Spain

Two people were killed in northeastern Spain Tuesday night after multiple explosions at a chemical plant, officials said. The blasts occurred at the Químicas de Óxido de Etileno plant in Tarragona, about 50 miles southwest of Barcelona, and ignited a f …

Emerson Fixes Issue in GE PACSystems RX3i

Emerson has a fix for the PACSystems RX3i product it acquired from GE that has an improper input validation vulnerability, according to a report from CISA. Successful exploitation of this remotely exploitable vulnerability, discovered by Yeop Chang, co …

OSIsoft Fixes PI Vision Holes

OSIsoft LLC has a new version to resolve multiple vulnerabilities in its PI Vision, according to a report from CISA. The vulnerabilities include an improper access control, cross-site request forgery (CSRF), cross-site scripting, and inclusion of sensi …

Microsoft Patch Tuesday for January

Microsoft released updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. The January security release consists of security updates for the …

Siemens’ Plan to Handle Race Condition Vulnerability

Siemens recommends customers to apply a configuration change for a race condition in the restart behavior of SINAMICS PERFECT HARMONY GH180 that could allow an unauthorized attacker with physical access to the affected device to restart the HMI with di …

ActiveX Alert for Siemens Industrial Products

Multiple Siemens industrial products such as SIMATIC WinCC, SIMATIC STEP 7, SIMATIC PCS 7, TIA Portal, and S7-PLCSIM Advanced use ActiveX components. However, during the installation of these products, ActiveX components are registered using mechanisms …

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