IoT

The Hajime IoT worm fights the Mirai botnet for control of your devices

The Hajime malware is worming its way through DVRs, CCTV systems, and other poorly-protected Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

David Bisson reports.


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Smart sex toy’s security flaws fulfil every hacker’s fantasy

A connectable dildo suffers from numerous vulnerabilities that make it trivial for attackers to steal users’… well, “private” data.

David Bisson reports.


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Ransomware attack impacted 70% of Washington DC police surveillance cameras

Officials found 123 of 187 network video recorders capturing CCTV footage had fallen victim to two strains of ransomware.

David Bisson reports.


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Kids’ privacy-endangering internet-connected toys should be banned, says EPIC

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is asking the FTC to ban vulnerable IoT-enabled toys from the marketplace.

David Bisson reports.


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Insecure IoT gear can help hackers turn your phone into a GPS tracker

A hacker could exploit a series of vulnerabilities in Belkin home automation gear to turn your Android phone into a secret GPS tracker.

David Bisson reports.


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Download the Mirai source code, and you can run your own Internet of Things botnet

Hijacking millions of IoT devices for evil just became that little bit easier.


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Smart IoT socket suffers from dumb security vulnerabilities

Researchers have come across flaws in an internet-enabled power socket as part of their ongoing efforts to raise awareness about IoT security.

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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Watch how hackers can disable brakes and steal your personal data

Modern cars are more and more dependent on computer systems. And guess what? They can be hacked.

Learn more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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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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Has your smart WiFi-enabled LED light bulb been hacked?

More and more gadgets and devices around the home are leaping on the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon, and getting connected to the net. But are vendors treating security as a priority?

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


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