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Security 101: Protecting Wi-Fi Networks Against Hacking and Eavesdropping – Security News

By | 2018-06-14T17:47:17+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|

by Jindrich Karasek (Cyber Threat Researcher) Setting up home and small business networks is relatively simple and rudimentary. However, this could also mean that users may choose to set up their devices heedlessly and consequently risk their data to unsecure networks. It has been known that there are existing vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security

GPON Vulnerabilities Exploited for Mexico-based Mirai-like Scanning Activities

By | 2018-05-23T11:51:54+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|

by Trend Micro IoT Reputation Service Team and Trend Micro Smart Home Network Team In April, we discussed our findings on increased activity originating from China targeting network devices in Brazil that mimicked the Mirai botnet’s scanning technique. We recently found similar Mirai-like scanning activity from Mexico. The difference in these attacks, however,

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Exposed Video Streams: How Hackers Abuse Surveillance Cameras – Security News

By | 2018-05-17T17:10:08+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|

By: Trend Micro Forward-Looking Threat Research (FTR) Team Internet Protocol (IP) surveillance cameras afford certain conveniences in homes and businesses primarily owing to their accessibility. With these devices, it’s possible for, say, parents to remotely check on their children in their homes or company personnel to see what’s going on in and around

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Securing the Internet of Things Through Effective Regulation – Security News

By | 2018-05-14T11:54:51+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|

The internet of things (IoT) has gone beyond being simply a passing trend over the years and has proved to be a mainstay across various industries and in numerous households. In the right hands, the IoT has the potential to improve the lives of its users. However, the increasing popularity of the IoT

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Secrets of the Wiper: Inside the World’s Most Destructive Malware | Threatpost

By | 2018-05-10T14:56:54+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|

Shamoon, Black Energy, Destover, ExPetr/Not Petya and Olympic Destroyer: All of these wiper malwares, and others like them, have a singular purpose of destroying systems and/or data, usually causing great financial and reputational damage to victim companies. However, the threat actors behind this kind of code, whether they’re bent on sending a political message 

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Flaw in Medical Devices Vulnerable to KRACK Bug, May Expose Patients’ Records – Security News

By | 2018-05-10T17:31:42+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|

Medical devices distributed worldwide by medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) were found vulnerable to Key Reinstallation AttaCKs (KRACK) that can expose patients’ records when exploited. While no confirmed attacks have been reported, KRACK can make the network traffic vulnerable to Man-in-The-Middle (MiTM) attacks. Such attacks can also be used to

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Securing IP Surveillance Cameras in the IoT Ecosystem – Security News

By | 2018-04-26T08:51:07+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|

by Jeffrey Cheng (Trend Micro IoT Security)The security for devices connected to the internet of things (IoT) has been a hot topic, and Internet Protocol (IP) surveillance cameras, in particular, have been the subject of growing scrutiny. IP cameras have become a top target for hackers because of their relatively high computing power

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Podcast: Why Manufacturers Struggle To Secure IoT | Threatpost

By | 2018-04-25T20:02:33+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|

by Lindsey O'Donnell April 25, 2018 , 9:30 am IoT device manufacturers face an array of challenges when thinking about securing their devices. Too often, many manufacturers are opting to leave out costly security features for their small, low power connected devices. Another issue manufacturers struggle with is juggling the many components around IoT

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Not Only Botnets: Hacking Group in Brazil Targets IoT Devices With Malware

By | 2018-04-25T10:25:40+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|

Instances involving compromised devices, botnets, and vulnerabilities have become ordinary occurrences. This makes sense given the increased connectivity today, but ask yourself: What is the most common internet-of-things (IoT) device across network infrastructures, whether in homes or businesses? Answer: the router. Even before the term IoT was coined, we had the routers at

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Device Vulnerabilities in the Connected Home: Uncovering Remote Code Execution and More

By | 2018-04-23T10:57:29+00:00 April 21st, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|

by Dove Chiu, Kenney Lu, and Tim Yeh (Threats Analysts) If there is anything to be learned from the massive attacks that have been seen on connected devices, it is that the internet of things (IoT) is riddled with vulnerabilities. We have seen this time and again with how botnets are created from

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