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

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

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

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

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

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

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Challenges in Securing Connected Hospitals

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

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

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

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

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

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SAMSAM Ransomware Suspected in Atlanta Cyberattack – Security News

By | 2018-03-26T10:42:12+00:00 March 25th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|

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

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Connected Vehicle Security Vulnerabilities | IoT Security Headlines

By | 2018-03-21T20:46:33+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|

        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)

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Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware: 2018’s New Menace?

By | 2018-03-16T03:36:58+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|

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

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Point-of-Sale Malware Uncovered in Applebee’s Restaurants – Security News

By | 2018-03-09T10:00:17+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|

RMH Franchise Holdings (RMH), which owns and operates more than 160 Applebee’s restaurants, disclosed on March 2 that malware were uncovered on their point-of-sale (PoS) systems. The incident potentially exposed their customers’ names, credit or debit card numbers, and card verification codes during the time PoS malware infected their systems. RMH said that

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Malware Attack Will Reportedly Cost Allentown, PA. US$1 Million – Security News

By | 2018-03-02T03:04:39+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|

A sustained malware attack that started more than a week ago heavily impacted operations in the city of Allentown, Pennsylvania. According to a local newspaper, Mayor Ed Pawlowski announced last Tuesday that some of the city’s financial and public safety systems had to be shut down. The malware spread quickly, affecting surveillance cameras,

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A Look Into the Most Noteworthy Home Network Security Threats of 2017 – Security Roundup

By | 2018-03-01T02:24:03+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Categories: IOT Security|

Home intrusions are often pictured in the form of physical break-ins. The current reality of having many internet-connected devices in the home, however, has given rise to another type of intruder — one whose point of entry is the home network, where connected devices are potentially open to compromise. The sheer number of

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