Robo-vacuum maker wants to sell user data to third parties

Robo-vacuum maker wants to sell user data to third parties

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 27.07.2017

How many smart devices are in your home, aside from the smart TV?and#160; It seems each day brings a new gadget ready to connect to our infrastructure, but users forget that each device is a new opportunity to collect data. Roomba creator, iRobot, has just announced that in the next two years the company will ... The post Robo-vacuum maker wants to sell user data to third parties appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Best Practices for Preventing and Responding to Ransomware Attacks

Best Practices for Preventing and Responding to Ransomware Attacks

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 27.07.2017

Ransomware is a growing threat to any organizations that rely on systems and data; in other words, just about any organization in the world. read more

Attacker Uses Smart Fish Tank to Steal Casino Data

Attacker Uses Smart Fish Tank to Steal Casino Data

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 26.07.2017

The world of Internet of Things is notorious for the security risks it introduces on the network. Even if communication with the wide web is protected, programming flaws or misconfiguration could still let an attacker in. Such was the case with a smart fish tank, used by a hacker to gain a foothold in a ... The post Attacker Uses Smart Fish Tank to Steal Casino Data appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Vulnerable smart devices also used by CIA, British spies to collect user data

Vulnerable smart devices also used by CIA, British spies to collect user data

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 25.07.2017

A few months ago, leaked documents revealed collaboration between the CIA and spy agencies in the UK to use smartphones and Samsung smart TVs for surveillance. From that moment, users became aware that each household is exposed and their private conversations or life moments could be recorded and stored for further use. Moreover, the CIA ... The post Vulnerable smart devices also used by CIA, British spies to collect user data appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Connected medical devices at risk, a top target for future malware attacks

Connected medical devices at risk, a top target for future malware attacks

by Business Insights , on 25.07.2017

When WannaCry ransomware hit in May, the world was bewildered. Who would have thought a Windows SMB protocol exploit would be used in a historical cyberattack that would cripple over 200,000 Windows computers from 150 countries, including 48 NHS hospitals and medical devices in the UK and similar facilities in the US. read more

Swedish scandalous cloud security leak

Swedish scandalous cloud security leak

by Business Insights , on 24.07.2017

A cybersecurity breach scandal involving the Swedish Transport Authority, Transportstyrelsen, erupted late last week and throughout the weekend according to numerous news reports. read more

Hacker behind Deutsche Telekom Mirai infection pleads guilty

Hacker behind Deutsche Telekom Mirai infection pleads guilty

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 24.07.2017

BestBuy, the hacker arrested at London airport in February under suspicion of infecting over 900,000 Deutsche Telekom routers with an altered version of Mirai malware, pleaded guilty on Friday, German media announced. The 29 year-old's identity has not been revealed, but he is occasionally referred to as Spiderman or Popopret. Before the Mirai attack, he ... The post Hacker behind Deutsche Telekom Mirai infection pleads guilty appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

GDPR Readiness: Time is Slipping By

GDPR Readiness: Time is Slipping By

by Business Insights , on 24.07.2017

When it comes to attaining readiness for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the clock is ticking. The GDPR is a set of regulatory mandates (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) that seek to shore up and streamline data protections for citizens within the European Union, including providing residents control over data about them and limiting exports of such data outside the union. read more

Joyride Hack Steals Control of Scooter Hoverboard

Joyride Hack Steals Control of Scooter Hoverboard

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 24.07.2017

Falling off a hoverboard is most often caused by the rider's loss of balance or lack of skill. In the case of the Ninebot by Segway miniPRO, a security researcher has discovered vulnerabilities that would knock a rider off due to a remote attack. The flaws could be exploited to take complete control of the ... The post Joyride Hack Steals Control of Scooter Hoverboard appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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