Friday, August 31, 2012

Vulnerability in the RuggedCom Rugged Operating System (ROS) – Bulletin from RuggedCom

RuggedCom has posted today (2012-08-31) some important information about the RuggedCom Private Key Vulnerabilities for HTTPS/SSL and SSH.

On that page you find crucial information about affected products, descriptions of the Vulnerabilities, fixes, and recommendations.

As this Vulnerabilities shows there is a need for an increasing awareness of security issues – and a need for more resources: to develop, implement and apply security measures – and education.

When did you talk last time with your management about making your system or IED more secure? Maybe it’s time to talk to them again … and again … and again.

Do you know the most secure protocol? No? It is the protocol that never was developed, implemented, or in use. ;-)

I am kidding. Sure. The Internet was originally invented for “wide-open” communications. This is long-time ago. Today it could be assumed that many new application domains will use the “Internet Technology” to build the x-Webs (Energy-Web, Power-Web, Smart Grid Web, …).

Be serious on security! Please!

Access the RuggedCom Security Updates.

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