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Patch Tuesday Clears IE Zero Day

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday has come and gone, but it did include a fix for an Internet Explorer (IE) Zero Day among the over 70 vulnerabilities. The IE issue (CVE-2019-1429) could allow an attacker to execute remote code because of the way the scripting …

SC Nuke Shuts Down for ‘Small’ Reactor Leak

A nuclear power plant in South Carolina was forced to shut down operations indefinitely to repair a “small” coolant leak in its reactor. The VC Summer nuclear plant operator said the incident was so minor there was no need to inform the public. The coo …

2 Contractors Settle Exxon Explosion Suit

Two former contract workers severely burned in a November 2016 explosion at ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge, LA, refinery reached a financial settlement Nov. 4 with the company and others. Terms of the settlement hammered out in state District Judge Trudy Whi …

Fumes Force CA Onion Plant Evac

An incident at an Oxnard, CA, onion facility brought ambulances, firefighters and hazardous materials crews to the area late last month fearing an ammonia leak. First responders got the call at 5 p.m. at the Gills Onions facility Oct. 28, said Ventura …

After Huge Spill, ND Pipeline Restarts

After it shut down October 29 suffering from a 9,000-barrel oil spill in North Dakota, the Keystone pipeline returned to service, following the approval of TC Energy’s repair and restart plan by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administratio …

Adobe Clears 11 Vulnerabilities

Adobe cleared 11 vulnerabilities across various product lines, officials said. While there are vulnerabilities, Adobe said it is not aware of any attacks leveraging the issues. The vulnerabilities effect Adobe’s Animate, Illustrator, Media Encoder and …

Nigerian Man to Slammer for Cyber Fraud

A Nigerian man living in Atlanta, Georgia, got over six years in prison late last month for his role in an international cyber fraud scheme. Olufolajimi Abegunde, 32, was sentenced to 78 months by U.S. District Judge Sheryl L. Lipman of the Western Dis …

One Injury in SC Fertilizer Plant Blaze

A blaze at the FoxFarm Soil & Fertilizer Company fertilizer plant in Pendleton, SC, that ignited Wednesday morning left a firefighter injured, officials said. Firefighters got the call to the facility at 5:30 a.m. When crews arrived, they found heavy f …

Cisco Update: Security Appliance Issue Fixed

Cisco cleared a vulnerability in the web management interface of Cisco AsyncOS Software for Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) that could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to perform an unauthorized system reset on an affected device. This was on …

Philips Updates Fix for Tasy EMR

Philips has an update available to handle cross-site scripting and information exposure vulnerabilities in its Tasy EMR, according to a report with CISA. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could impact or compromise patient confidentialit …

Google Releases Updated Chrome

Google released Chrome version 78.0.3904.87 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, which addresses vulnerabilities an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system. In addition, one of the vulnerabilities was being leveraged by attackers. The new …

NRC Sets Sights on NY Firearm Firm

Dead Ringer LLC of Rochester, NY, is facing a $43,500 civil penalty for importing and distributing radioactive material without proper licenses, federal officials said. An investigation in 2017 established Dead Ringer was selling gun sights containing …

Meat Grinder Worker Death Brings Safety Fines

A Lycoming County, PA, wholesale meat processing business is facing $49,062 in civil penalties for violations found after an employee died when she fell or was pulled into a commercial meat grinder. Economy Storage Locker Co. Inc. in Pennsdale, PA, is …

ND Pipeline Cracks, Spills Oil

There was a spill of over 380,000 gallons of crude oil in Walsh County in northeastern North Dakota resulting from a leak from the Keystone Pipeline last Wednesday, said North Dakota officials and crews from pipeline operator, TC Energy. The North Dako …

Cracked Pipe Leads to Acid Spill

There was a hazardous materials release Friday from a railcar at Kemira Water Solutions in Spokane, WA, officials said. Just before 3 p.m., fire officials got the call that an unknown red fluid was leaking from a railcar on the Union Pacific spur line, …

Contractor Killed at CT Energy Plant

A Louisiana man who was part of a contracting crew at the Plainfield Renewable Energy plant was killed early Sunday morning in an industrial accident in Plainfield, CT, officials said. Police, firefighters and ambulance workers got the call at 4:09 a.m …

2 Workers Injured in Platform Fire

Two workers were injured and airlifted from EnQuest’s Heather Alpha platform following a fire Oct 14. The fire ended up quickly extinguished and the platform, about 145 kilometers northeast of Shetland, UK, remained safe, an Enquest spokesman said. He …

Quake ‘Upsets’ CA Refinery Operations

After a small earthquake on Oct. 14 struck California, it “upset” operations at two oil refineries in Martinez, officials said. Marathon Petroleum Corp. said it was working to return its 161,500-barrel-per-day refinery to normal operations following a …

Apple Security Fixes for Catalina, iOS 13

Apple released security updates for macOS Catalina 10.15 and iOS 13. The fix for macOS Catalina 10.15.1, takes care of 33 vulnerabilities, including holes an attacker could leverage by cajoling the targeted user to process a specially crafted file. The …

Chrome, Firefox get Security Updates

Two web browsers, Chrome and Firefox, released security fixes in the past week. Google promoted Chrome 78 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux with the roll out ongoing. While Firefox released Firefox 70, introducing new security indicators …

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