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Podcast: Why Manufacturers Struggle To Secure IoT | Threatpost

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

By | 2018-04-25T20:02:33+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|0 Comments

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

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

By | 2018-04-25T10:25:40+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|0 Comments

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

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

By | 2018-04-23T10:57:29+00:00 April 21st, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|0 Comments

Threats to Voice-Based IoT and IIoT Devices – Security News

According to one estimate, 33 million “voice-first” devices would have already been shipped by the end of last year. Given the staggering number of voice-based internet-of-things (IoT) devices that are apparently in use around the world, it’s worth noting that security for these devices should become a top priority. This acquires greater urgency

By | 2018-04-21T03:16:28+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|0 Comments

Exposed Devices and Supply Chain Attacks: Overlooked Risks in Healthcare Networks – Security News

View Securing Connected Hospitals: A Research on Exposed Medical Systems and Supply Chain RisksHealthcare systems were held hostage by WannaCry in May 2017. The ransomware attack painted a vivid picture of what a digital-borne threat can do to paralyze real-world processes, including actual hospital procedures such as life-saving surgeries. This IT security nightmare

By | 2018-04-19T05:27:32+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|0 Comments

Challenges in Securing Connected Hospitals

By Mayra Rosario Fuentes and Numaan Huq (Senior Threat Researchers) In our latest research paper on healthcare cybersecurity, Securing Connected Hospitals, which was produced in partnership with HITRUST, we examined internet-connected medical-related devices and systems such as databases, hospital admin consoles, and medical devices. We also looked into the supply chain, which has

By | 2018-04-12T10:12:38+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|0 Comments

Are Your Wearables Fit to Secure You? Researchers Outline 3 Attack Surfaces – Security News

Every year, Black Hat Asia gathers security researchers and enthusiasts alike to demonstrate how technologies and applications can be improved. Last year, researchers delved into vulnerabilities and exploits that affected devices on the internet of things (IoT). This year is no different, as the conference has brought forth more hacks and concerns around

By | 2018-04-09T03:52:43+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|0 Comments

SAMSAM Ransomware Suspected in Atlanta Cyberattack – Security News

Ransomware hit systems used by the city of Atlanta's local services, causing outages on customer facing applications, including some that customers may use to pay bills or access court-related information. According to the news report, the attack resembles the work of SAMSAM, a ransomware family that infected US healthcare facilities in 2016. A

By | 2018-03-26T10:42:12+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|Comments Off on SAMSAM Ransomware Suspected in Atlanta Cyberattack – Security News

Connected Vehicle Security Vulnerabilities | IoT Security Headlines

        In the history of mandatory regulation of computerized vehicles, an E-Letter entitled, “Black box is not safe at all,” was published in Science [1] in 2017. It mentioned that on-board diagnostics (OBD-II) specifications were made mandatory for all cars sold in the United States in 1996. The European Union made European OBD (EOBD)

By | 2018-03-21T20:46:33+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|Comments Off on Connected Vehicle Security Vulnerabilities | IoT Security Headlines

Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware: 2018’s New Menace?

Will cryptocurrency-mining malware be the new ransomware? The popularity and increasing real-world significance of cryptocurrencies are also drawing cybercriminal attention — so much so that it appears to keep pace with ransomware’s infamy in the threat landscape. In fact, cryptocurrency mining was the most detected network event in devices connected to home routers

By | 2018-03-16T03:36:58+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|Comments Off on Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware: 2018’s New Menace?