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Stuxnet Malware Plagues WinCC®, Industrial Systems

November 16, 2012  Malware News



Siemens found itself under great pressure by the professional community after this November’s Power of Community (POC2012) security conference in Seoul. Its software, WinCC®, which is used to manage industrial facilities in a large number of factories and power plants, was in the spotlight as computer security experts discussed the SCADA system’s vulnerability. Exploitation of Siemen’s WinCC® by the Stuxnet worm that made its way into Iran’s systems that control centrifuges for uranium refinement is of concern. The Russian company Positive Technologies reportedly has found more than fifty vulnerabilities in the latest version of WinCC. Siemens is working on planned fixes for this product.

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Stagefright - probably the most dangerous threat to smartphones right now

August 25, 2015  Security Suite

Can you imagine a single received MMS could allow hackers to access all your data on your phone? Meet Stagegright, the exploit that is a threat for 950 million smartphones with Android. Vulnerability like this is very dangerous because it does not require any action by the victim - all the hacker needs to compromise your smarthphone is your phone number.

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