Western Digital TV Media Player Streams Multiple Security Flaws

Western Digital TV Media Player Streams Multiple Security Flaws

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 23.05.2017

The firmware of Western Digital TV Media Player contains several security vulnerabilities of critical severity, according to researchers. The flaws are easiest to exploit if the attacker is on the same network as the device, but successful attempts from the Internet are also possible. WDTV Media Player allows users to enjoy multimedia files of varying ... The post Western Digital TV Media Player Streams Multiple Security Flaws appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Windows users are left troubled in the wake of WannaCry

Windows users are left troubled in the wake of WannaCry

by Business Insights , on 22.05.2017

The #WannaCry ransomware attack has reached over a quarter of a million computers across over 100 countries. Looking at the “heat map” of attacks it’s obvious that some countries have fared worse than others. read more

In 2021 Virtual Assistants will Surpass Human Population – Report

In 2021 Virtual Assistants will Surpass Human Population – Report

by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 21.05.2017

A study in the IoT realm makes a staggering prediction for virtual assistants like Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa: in four years, the install base for devices running them will surpass the number of people currently alive. and#8220;Globally, the native digital assistant installed base is set to exceed 7.5 billion active devices by 2021, which ... The post In 2021 Virtual Assistants will Surpass Human Population and#8211; Report appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

As WannaCry fades, Shadow Brokers Surface Announcing New Exploit Offering

As WannaCry fades, Shadow Brokers Surface Announcing New Exploit Offering

by Business Insights , on 19.05.2017

While the world still heals and reals from the torrent of an attack that is WannaCryptor (WannaCry), security experts find themselves bracing for potential new versions and copycats of the unique malware. As we covered in Wormable ransomware strain uses freshly leaked exploit to encrypt data when in a matter of less than 24 hours the WannaCry malware infected more than 230,000 systems in 150 countries. The attack impacted businesses large and small, across many vertical industries, and both the public and private sectors. read more

California smart city project gets $1.5M in funding

California smart city project gets $1.5M in funding

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 19.05.2017

Cities the world over are embracing the technology of the future, from smart sensors in Los Angeles streetlights to free internet in public transportation in Barcelona, and urban improvements across India. The Internet of Things is becoming more popular as it promises to save natural resources and reduce operational costs. Lighting, energy management, parking and ... The post California smart city project gets $1.5M in funding appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Smart Teddy Bear Weaponized by 11-Year Old Prodigy

Smart Teddy Bear Weaponized by 11-Year Old Prodigy

by Liviu ARSENE, from IoT Security Insights , on 19.05.2017

An 11-year old prodigy using a Raspberry Pi and a laptop stunned the audience at the Netherlands cyber safety conference in Hague by remotely hacking audience members' Bluetooth devices, downloading phone numbers, and using them to remotely dial into a smart teddy bear. With a smart device communicating via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, young researcher Reuben ... The post Smart Teddy Bear Weaponized by 11-Year Old Prodigy appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

The need to communicate risk has never been more important

The need to communicate risk has never been more important

by Business Insights , on 18.05.2017

To keep up with more rapidly changing business models, the speed of enterprise digital transformation and automation today, security leadership needs to, more than ever, ensure there is a tight coupling between security teams and business leadership. read more

Brief Explanation of Modern Car Theft

Brief Explanation of Modern Car Theft

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 17.05.2017

New technology in the car-making industry has brought a change in the methods criminals use to steal vehicles and#8212; they now do it with electronic devices that can sometimes be built for as little as $11. The approach may seem perplexing, but the explanation is simple. Older cars use a mechanical system to lock the ... The post Brief Explanation of Modern Car Theft appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

WannaCry wreaks havoc. How to keep your business safe

WannaCry wreaks havoc. How to keep your business safe

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 16.05.2017

Ransomware infections impact individual users and businesses, regardless of size or industry, by causing service disruptions, financial loss and, in some cases, permanent loss of valuable data. In 2016, the number of ransomware attacks increased 300 percent from 2015, with over 4,000 attacks detected per day,accordingto US government statistics. WannaCryptor (WannaCry), the most recent version of ransomware, has targeted businesses in more than 70 countries around the world, with more than 250,000 infected terminals so far. read more

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