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DER cyber vulnerabilities alert: I'm sure this won't be the last one, ICS Advisory (ICSA-19-281-01) SMA Solar Technology AG Sunny WebBox

image credit: Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security issued a vulnerability advisory today on a popular PV product, the SMA Solar Technology AG Sunny WebBox. A more detailed description of this vulnerability is provided by SMA.

"Systems connected to the Internet that are not specifically secured can be used to gain access to
the customer's network (behind the Internet router). This can result in attacks on almost all devices
within the network."

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Matt Chester on Oct 8, 2019 9:53 pm GMT

How common (or uncommon) are these types of alerts from DHS, Dick? Is this a significant event in the grand scheme or are these types of alerts unfortunately 'routine'?

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Richard Brooks on Oct 9, 2019 1:18 pm GMT

Matt, the advisories are sent by CISA as new vulnerabilities are discovered, which turns out to be very frequent given the number of software objects in use across the world.

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