internet of things

Watch out! Your kid’s internet-enabled teddy bear might be hacked

Fisher-Price’s “smart toy” wasn’t so smart after all, opening up opportunities for hackers to spy on children.

David Bisson reports.


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Your internet-enabled doorbell couId help crooks steal your Wi-Fi password

Researchers have uncovered a vulnerability in a ‘smart’ doorbell that could have allowed attackers to easily steal the passwords to customers’ Wi-Fi networks.

David Bisson reports.


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It’s easy to convert a cheap webcam into a network backdoor

A new report details how a D-Link webcam can be converted into a network backdoor, thereby highlighting general concerns with Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

David Bisson reports.


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BB-8 Star Wars droid toy. The insecurity is strong with this one

Star Wars fans! Did Santa bring you a remote control BB-8 droid for Christmas?

Lucky you. But sadly, security is not its strong point.


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Flawed EZCast media streamer can let hackers run malware on your home network

A HDMI TV streaming dongle allows attackers to easily infiltrate home owner’s Wi-Fi networks, steal confidential information and launch malicious code.

David Bisson reports.


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Hello Barbie brings smiles to kids, nightmares to privacy advocates

Privacy advocates are concerned that attackers can hack the new Hello Barbie doll and gain access to our children’s most intimate thoughts.

David Bisson reports.


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The internet of insecure, untrustworthy things

Speaking on the Technical Day at Microsoft’s Future Decoded event, I had some thing to say about what we need to understand about the security of the internet of things.


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Vizio Smart TVs spy on you by default – here’s how to stop them

As more and more manufacturers are jumping on the internet of things bandwagon, it’s clear that many cannot resist the temptation of finding a way to make money out of their customers’ data.


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Heartbleed is far from dead. 200,000+ vulnerable devices on the internet

Clearly, some manufacturers and IT teams have dropped the ball, and failed to update vulnerable systems

My bet is that there will always be devices attached to the internet which are vulnerable to Heartbleed.


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tripwire.com

First report of simulated human being hacked – but don’t panic

As we connect more devices to each other and to the internet, we must think about the security implications.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Video: Brief thoughts on the Internet of insecure Things

Yesterday, I took my camera up to a hill outside Oxford and recorded a few thoughts on the internet of things.

Let me know if you’d like me to make videos more regularly.


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bitdefender.com

A skateboard with Bluetooth? Yep, that can be hacked with FacePlant

Wearable fitness trackers, sniper rifles, and even Jeeps driving at 70mph down a busy highway have all been found vulnerable to hackers in the last few weeks.

And now? A skateboard.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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What is the Internet of Things, and why should we care about its security?

Are you concerned about more and more devices becoming connected to the internet?

Omri Toppol explains some of the risks.


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welivesecurity.com

It’s Safer Internet Day. So where is our Internet of Secure Things?

It’s Safer Internet Day. But millions of devices which have not been designed with security in mind are connecting to the internet. Shouldn’t we be able to tell the manufacturers that enough is enough?

Read more on the We Live Security blog.


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Doom-playing Canon printer raises security concerns about Internet of Things

If you can hack a wireless printer to play one of the most famous video games of all time, what else can you do with it?


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7 out of top 10 “Internet of Things” devices riddled with vulnerabilities

It is becoming increasingly common to find yourself typing a WiFI password not just into your smartphone, but also your smoke alarm, your fridge, your printer, your baby monitor and maybe even your car. However, are the manufacturers of these internet-enabled devices paying proper care and attention to security and privacy?


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