29 May 2020

The Future of Enterprise IoT

The phrase Internet of Things (IoT) is a useful way to force thoughts on the new architecture emerging around embedded computing and ubiquitous communications. IoT devices are with us now and are proliferating at home, in our cars, on trains, planes, cities, buildings are factories. There are many design choices we all need to make to optimize how IoT serves our businesses. This succinct guide to IoT is meant to help you think through just that.

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09 Apr 2020

New IoT botnet launches stealthy DDoS attacks, spreads malware

A new botnet is reportedly actively targeting IoT devices through the use of payloads compiled for a dozen CPUs. The botnet uses these payloads to launch different types of DDoS attacks and spread malware. The botnet has been named the Dark Nexus by researchers at Bitdefender after they discovered it

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26 Nov 2019

Cheap kids smartwatch exposes the location of 5,000+ children

Security researchers with AV-TEST have discovered several major security vulnerabilities in a cheap smart watch for children made in China.The flaws in the watch and the accompanying mobile app exposed the location information of 5,000 children as well as the personal data of 10,000 parents. According to AV-TEST CEO Maik

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08 Nov 2019

Only 47% of cybersecurity pros are prepared to deal with attacks on their IoT devices

A recent Neustar survey reveals that while 48% pf organizations suffered a cyberattack targeting their Internet-of-things (IoT) devices last year and nine in ten are worried about future threats of this kind, only 47% have implemented a plan for responding to such attacks. 38% of firms are developing a plan

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08 Nov 2019

Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers

A new report by Bitdefender underscores the security risks involved with Internet-of-things (IoT) devices. Earlier this year, researchers with the firm discovered that Amazon Ring smart doorbells leak the Wi-Fi password of the home network they are connected to, allowing threat actors to capture the credentials and use then to

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05 Nov 2019

Using Light Beams to Control Google, Apple, Amazon Assistants

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Electro-Communications in Japan has developed a method for remotely sending rogue voice commands to voice-controlled (VC) devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo using laser beams. The researchers discovered that because the microphones in certain VC devices

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01 Nov 2019

32,000+ WiFi Routers Potentially Exposed to New Gafgyt Variant

New research by Unit 42 warns that a new version of the Gafgyt Internet of Things (IoT) botnet is targeting vulnerabilities in home routers by Huawei, Realtek and Zyxel. Scan results show that the total number of vulnerable devices is at least 32,000. Gafgyt has been active since 2014, and

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28 Oct 2019

Ransomware, Mobile Malware Attacks to Surge in 2020

A recent study by Check Point predicts some of the major cybersecurity trends that will shape 2020. In terms of threats, the firm projects that 5G will play a major role in increasing the attack surface because it is bound to lead to a surge in Internet-of-things devices as well

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24 Oct 2019

Bedside Hotel Robot Hacked to Stream In-Room Video

Earlier this year, a security researcher discovered a security flaw in bedside robots used by a Japanese hotel chain that could allow threat actors to remotely spy on hotel guests in their room. Threat actors staying in one of the Japanese hotels could exploit a zero-day flaw in the Tapia

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21 Oct 2019

Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

Threat actors can use malicious applications in order to eavesdrop on Amazon Alexa and Google Home users, researchers with Security Research Labs have discovered. Rogue applications can also be used to carry out phishing attacks targeting owners of one of these voice assistants. The two attacks developed by the researchers

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