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Hacked in 98 seconds: Expert's camera rapidly infected by IoT malware

Hacked in 98 seconds: Expert's camera rapidly infected by IoT malware

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A security expert who hooked up an internet-connected surveillance camera for research purposes reported via Twitter on Friday that the device was compromised by IoT malware after just 98 seconds of being online.

More than a third of Brits plan to give hackable gifts this Christmas

More than a third of Brits plan to give hackable gifts this Christmas

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Over a third of Brits are planning to gift an internet-connected device this Christmas. The two most popular gifts - smartphone/tablets and laptops - this year are also the two most easily and frequently hacked.

IoT lightbulb worm takes over all smart lights until entire city is infected

IoT lightbulb worm takes over all smart lights until entire city is infected

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A research team has set up a chain reaction attack that would take over Philips Hue smart lightbulbs across entire cities

Researchers spot cyber-crooks actively upgrading Mirai botnet

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An researcher spotted threat actors actively updating and customising the Mirai botnet source code that was leaked less than two weeks ago.

Cyber-security job vacancies in the UK have grown 73% in the past year

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Over the past year, the number of job postings in the UK for positions requiring skills in Internet of Things (IoT) related technologies has increased by 70 percent - and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

4SICS: Shodan founder says IoT here to stay despite security holes

4SICS: Shodan founder says IoT here to stay despite security holes

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According to John Matherly - internet cartographer, security gadfly and founder of IoT-search engine Shodan - the internet of connected things is very much here to stay.

Chinese IoT device manufacturer recalls products amidst mass DDoS attacks

Chinese IoT device manufacturer recalls products amidst mass DDoS attacks

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A large scale DDoS attack, carried out by a botnet of hacked Internet of Things devices, many of which were made by Chinese firm Xiongmai has now prompted a product recall.

Mirai botnets linked to massive DDoS attacks on Dyn DNS, Flashpoint says

Mirai botnets linked to massive DDoS attacks on Dyn DNS, Flashpoint says

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DDoS attacks using IOT botnets take down parts of the internet delivering Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, GitHub, Amazon and Reddit among others.

Leaked Mirai source code already being tested in wild, analysis suggests

Leaked Mirai source code already being tested in wild, analysis suggests

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Since the source code to the Mirai IoT botnet was publicly leaked, researchers at Imperva have uncovered evidence of several low-level DDoS attacks that were likely perpetrated by new users testing out this suddenly accessible tool.

IP Expo: The future of cyber security [video]

IP Expo: The future of cyber security [video]

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"Where bits and bytes meet flesh and blood" was the main area of concern for industry panelists, ranging from Critical Infrastructure - where strict controls may be impossed, to consumer IOT goods - where they can't.

Researcher finds flaws in industrial control devices

Researcher finds flaws in industrial control devices

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A number of vulnerabilities found in an industrial automation device could allow hackers to take control of machinery.

Source code of Mirai DDoS Trojan released online

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Over the weekend, the source code of the Trojan which used huge numbers of IoT devices to form a botnet and attack the websites of security blogger Brian Krebs and European web hosting company OVH, with a DDoS attack was released online.

The Internet of Things, cyber-security and the role of the CIO

The Internet of Things, cyber-security and the role of the CIO

Andy Taylor discusses how CIOs can tackle the problems with IoT security and what precautions they could be taking.

IoT home routers used to launch application-level DDoS attack

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Eight brands of IoT home routers were compromised and used to create botnets that launched an application-level DDoS attack against a website's multiple servers.

Real world assets under cyber-attack - how do we defend CNI - SCADA, IOT, utilities?

Real world assets under cyber-attack - how do we defend CNI - SCADA, IOT, utilities?

Critical Infrastructure is now at risk. Transport, finance and utilities are all targets. Graham Mann looks at some key issues and how they can be tackled.

Ransomware rise, email scams spread, Flash & IOT vulnerabilities up

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The top three findings from Trend Micro's TrendLabs six-monthly threat trends are the doubling of ransomware families, geographic spread of business email scams and increasing Flash and IOT vulnerabilities spotted.

A step in the right direction for security in the world of IoT?

A step in the right direction for security in the world of IoT?

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Security companies appear to have woken up to the IoT threat, as Bullguard acquires "Security of Things" company Dojo Labs and F-Secure launches an IoT security monitor.

Insurance firm now offering discount on use of IoT alarm

Insurance firm now offering discount on use of IoT alarm

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Insurance firm Zurich is offering a discount on monthly insurance fees should a customer use the IoT alarm offered by Cocoon, despite security concerns over IoT devices.

IHS Markit says video doorbell use  is on the rise, but are they safe?

IHS Markit says video doorbell use is on the rise, but are they safe?

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Information and data experts at IHS Markit are reporting exponential growth of video doorbells which are outpacing conventional video door phones. But are they safe?

Tor used to secure IoT

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The Guardian Project has integrated Tor security into the Internet of Things (IoT), creating a Tor Onion Service Configuration for the Home Assistant open source platform.

Wearables can reveal your passwords by measuring slight arm movements

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Researchers have proven that sensors in wearable electronics can be exploited to measure minute movements in users' arms in an effort to decipher keystrokes and PIN codes that they enter into computers and ATMs.

LizardStresser botnets using webcams, IoT gadgets to launch DDoS attacks

LizardStresser botnets using webcams, IoT gadgets to launch DDoS attacks

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Lizard Squad's LizardStresser botnet rising in popularity as hackers and cyber-criminals increasingly look to it as a way of assimilating IoT devices for later DDoS attacks

Cyber-security of the fridge: Assessing the Internet of Things threat

Cyber-security of the fridge: Assessing the Internet of Things threat

From nuclear power stations to cars, 'Things' are increasingly vulnerable to attack. Greater adoption of security best practices is needed says Mark Kedgley, who urges more building-in security to devices and how they use the internet.

Nine out of 10 UK organisations vulnerable to data threats

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Eighty-nine percent of UK organisations feel somewhat or more vulnerable than they have been in the past to internal and external threats to sensitive data.

IoT: Making the case for true interoperability

IoT: Making the case for true interoperability

Cesare Garlati says having a device rendered useless because of a shut down in cloud service highlights the need for open standards in IoT devices.

Anti-virus software stops surgery to scan medical monitor for malware

Anti-virus software stops surgery to scan medical monitor for malware

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Screens on a vital medical monitor went blank in the middle of a heart procedure in the US - officials blame human error for misconfigured AV software.

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