FDA Recalls 465K Pacemakers/ATM Skimming on the Rise

Overview The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling 465,000 pacemakers manufactured by Abbott Laboratories due to vulnerabilities that can allow attackers to gain unauthorized access. The affected pacemakers manufactured before August 28, 2017 include: Accent/Anthem Accent MRI Assurity/Allure Assurity MRI Abbott has released a patch Continue Reading

FCC Releases Public Notice Encouraging the Implementation of SS7 Best Practices/Hurricane Harvey Scams

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a public notice encouraging the implementation of the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) best practices for securing Signaling System 7 (SS7). The U.S. commercial communications infrastructure relies heavily on SS7. SS7 enables mobile and fixed Continue Reading

Critical Juniper Routers and Switches Vulnerability

What is it? Last week, Juniper warned its customers about a vulnerability (CVE-2016-3074) that can allow attackers to remotely execute code on machines running certain versions of the Junos OS. The affected versions are 12.1X46, 12.3X48, 15.1X49, 14.2, 15.1, 15.1X53, 16.1, 16.2. The vulnerability exists Continue Reading

Increasing amount of vulnerable Amazon Web Services servers

What is it? Recently, there have been reports of Amazon Web Services storage servers leaking customer data due to misconfigurations. These reports were concerning Verizon, a California auto loan company, and the WWE. Researchers believe these AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) servers were vulnerable because Continue Reading