by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 16.12.2017
Knightscope’s robot security guards are mired in controversy again, this time after the San Francisco SPCA (the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) deployed a unit to try to deter homeless people from camping in tents on its property. Unable to deal with the growing number of “needles, car break-ins and crime” surrounding ...
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by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 15.12.2017
The alleged author of BrickerBot, also known as The Doctor or The Janit0r, has retired, reports Bleeping Computer, citing an email received from the hacker himself. Claiming responsibility for breaching more than 10 million IoT devices as part of the “Internet Chemotherapy” operation started in November 2016, the hacker, or group of hackers, is leaving ...
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by Liviu ARSENE, from HotForSecurity , on 15.12.2017
and#160; With 2018 just weeks away, we can say with absolute certainty that 2017 hasn’t been a boring year in terms of security incidents. If anything, some malware outbreaks were serious enough to affect almost every country on the map, while dome data breaches have jeopardized the personal information of hundreds of millions of users [and#8230;] read more
by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 15.12.2017
Security researchers have found several problems in a popular connected safe box that make it possible to open it without knowing the unlock code. The security flaws exist in the mobile app that accompanies the safe and in the implementation of the Bluetooth technology that pair the vault with a phone or tablet. Vaultek’s VT20i ...
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by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 15.12.2017
Three of the people responsible for the widely reported IoT botnet attacks in 2016 have pleaded guilty for their involvement in them. Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman admitted to carrying out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks with hundreds of thousands of IoT devices using the Mirai botnet at different points in time throughout 2016, ...
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by Bitdefender Team, from IoT Security Insights , on 14.12.2017
What would be the three features that a security device protecting the smart home from hackers and all sorts of bad bugs should necessarily have to provide maximum level security? According to Bitdefender, the company that invented the smart home security hub with Bitdefender BOX, they’re the three that we detail below. We are living ...
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by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 14.12.2017
Some weak spots in Internet of Things devices are easier to notice than others. Even if a connected gadget lacks obvious vulnerabilities, it doesn’t mean the product is secure. Hackers looks at their target from different angles when trying to take control of it, searching for cracks they can exploit. A common method an attacker ...
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by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 13.12.2017
The drone registration rule issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2015 has been reinstated following US President Donald Trump’s signing of the National Defense Authorization Act yesterday. In December 2015, 800,000 people had registered online their small aircrafts that exceeded 55 pounds, before a federal judge dismissed the initiative on grounds that the [and#8230;] read more
by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 13.12.2017
For the second time this year, Hewlett Packard (HP) computers have been found vulnerable to hacker attacks due to leftover debugging code that developers forgot to delete before shipping. A researcher using the Internet handle “ZwClose” recently discovered what was essentially a keylogger in the Synaptics Touchpad driver used in almost all HP laptops, as [and#8230;] read more
by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 13.12.2017
A 31-year-old Vietnamese man has been jailed for a hacking attack that compromised the computer network of Perth International Airport, and reportedly resulted in the theft of building plans and sensitive security protocols. Alistair MacGibbon, cybersecurity advisor to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, told local media that and#8220;a significant amount of dataand#8221; was taken by [and#8230;] read more