WannaCry hits Honda factory in Japan, 55 traffic cameras in Australia

WannaCry hits Honda factory in Japan, 55 traffic cameras in Australia

by Business Insights , on 22.06.2017

The WannaCry ransomware family took only 24 hours to infect 200,000 computers in over 100 countries last month, affecting companies such as Renault, Nissan, Telefonica Spain, FedEx and more than 40 hospitals in the UK. Researchers around the world were surprised how fast the malware spread without user interaction as a result of outdated Windows versions and inefficient security solutions. read more

South Korean web host pays historical ransom of $1M

South Korean web host pays historical ransom of $1M

by Business Insights , on 21.06.2017

Small and medium-sized business have become top targets for ransomware attacks as a result of poor security, a willingness to quickly give in to ransom demands and ransomware-as-a-service business model, according to a Bitdefender survey. read more

When Doors Are Locked, Hackers Look for Open Windows

When Doors Are Locked, Hackers Look for Open Windows

by Bitdefender Team, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.06.2017

Strong passwords are a powerful inhibitor for hackers, but sometimes they are not enough to keep the bad guys away from your files. They can exploit directory traversal, a programming flaw that can be present in various connected things, to bypass other security measures and reach private data stored on your devices. Also called and#8220;backtrackingand#8221; ... The post When Doors Are Locked, Hackers Look for Open Windows appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Privacy concerns grow over wearable cameras – ABI Research

Privacy concerns grow over wearable cameras – ABI Research

by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.06.2017

Privacy and data protection concerns are growing along with the wearable camera sector and#8211; manufacturers are predicted to ship nearly 24 million such cameras per year by 2022. Experts warn that hackers might be tempted to steal recordings and use them for crimes such as blackmail or jury tampering. Because they can collect evidence and ... The post Privacy concerns grow over wearable cameras – ABI Research appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Carnegie Mellon research group invents universal IoT remote

Carnegie Mellon research group invents universal IoT remote

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.06.2017

The average US household has 13 smart devices or accessories, while the average home in the UK and Australia has 12, according to a Bitdefender study. Research confirms consumers show greater interest in intelligent devices they can control with their smartphone, either from nearby or from a remote location. By 2020, the smart home market ... The post Carnegie Mellon research group invents universal IoT remote appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Many companies have been ‘hacked’, but please don’t make it THIS easy

Many companies have been ‘hacked’, but please don’t make it THIS easy

by Graham Cluley, from Business Insights , on 20.06.2017

Hacking is never far from the news these days. read more

Huawei Pushes Updates to Fix Memory Bugs in Phones

Huawei Pushes Updates to Fix Memory Bugs in Phones

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 19.06.2017

Huawei this week has pushed updates to protect three of its high-end smartphones against memory vulnerabilities that could lead to arbitrary code execution. In the best-case scenario, an attempt to exploit them would render the device inoperable by crashing its operating system. The manufacturer addressed a double-free flaw in the touch panel driver of P10 ... The post Huawei Pushes Updates to Fix Memory Bugs in Phones appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Five ways your CISO has saved your cyber

Five ways your CISO has saved your cyber

by Business Insights , on 19.06.2017

Let’s face it, being a CISO can be one of the most thankless jobs in the c-Suite. I’m sure there are many security professionals who will say it is in fact the most thankless job in the c-suite. read more

Super Hub Routers Get Patch against Exploit Chain

Super Hub Routers Get Patch against Exploit Chain

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 15.06.2017

The firmware for routers from one of the largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the UK has been updated automatically for all online terminals to address a set of security oversights that, when combined, could lead to complete compromise of the device. Some of the issues have long been highlighted by the infosec community as ... The post Super Hub Routers Get Patch against Exploit Chain appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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