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2019/07/03

Internet wobble caused by Cloudflare glitch

Internet users faced problems accessing many websites for about an hour because of a problem with Cloudflare.

The company provides internet security and other services meant to help online businesses operate smoothly.

Many members of the public had reported seeing "502 errors" displayed in their browsers when they tried to visit its clients.
Source: www.bbc.com
2019/07/01

FDA Warns of Potentially Fatal Flaws in Insulin Pumps

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency alert, warning that Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps are vulnerable to potentially life-threatening cyberattacks.

Specifically impacted are Medtronic’s MiniMed insulin pumps, the MiniMed 508 insulin pump and MiniMed Paradigm series insulin pumps. Up to 4,000 patients in the U.S. have been identified using vulnerable insulin pumps – Medtronic, which has issued a recall for the products, is still working to identify more users.
2019/07/01

Baltimore approves $10M for ransomware relief, expects $18M in damages

Baltimore officials approved using $10 million in excess revenue to cover ongoing expenses related to a ransomware attack that immobilized several of the cities computer systems in early May.

The city’s budget office estimates the total cost of responding to the attack will be $18 million after threat actors demanded $80,000 in ransom to unlock the systems, but city officials have been advised by law enforcement not to pay.
2019/06/24

Building an LTE Access Point with a Raspberry Pi

Interesting read on building a minimal feasible configuration for a LTE A.P. using commodity hardware and software.
Source: snikt.net
2019/06/24

Palo Alto’s Unit 42 discovered 10 ‘Important’ Microsoft bugs


Palo Alto’s Unit 42 researchers discovered 10 new Microsoft vulnerabilities all of which had a Maximum Severity Rating of “Important.”

“The severity of the vulnerabilities discovered were all rated ‘Important,’” according to a June 20 blog post, which said that one vulnerability had been addressed in the June 2019 Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) update release and the other nine in the May 2019 updates.