Siemens has announced plans to patch a series of security flaws that could enable attackers to take control of industrial control systems.

"Siemens issued a statement in response to complaints by security researcher Billy Rios that it was trying to cover up reported software holes in its Simatic WinCC HMI (human machine interface) software," writes Threatpost's Paul Roberts.

"The company said it was aware of 'vulnerabilities in some of its automation products' and was working on fixing the issues," Roberts writes. "Siemens said patches for the holes will be issued in January."

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