Security researchers have found a flaw in the emergency alert warning siren system used by many local authorities - could be sounded by hackers, research finds.
Government plans for IOT security welcomed but also criticised as being only a set of advisories and recommendations which do not include watertight regulations around credentials and authentication.
IoT is part of a fundamental shift forward in enterprise networking - towards a cloud-enabled 'consume' approach - and yet most companies plan to implement IoT in a way that parallels an outdated way of 'DIY' networking.
As IoT botnet attacks continue to grow in size and effectiveness in 2018, the damage they cause will force the IoT manufacturing industry to add stronger security to their products.
A massive new IoT botnet dubbed Satori has emerged, which security researchers fear, can launch crippling attacks at any time. According to the IBT the botnet has already infected more than 280,000 IP addresses in just 12 hours.
Only by understanding the true nature of threats and the vulnerabilities they exploit can we hope to prevent them says Susan Bowen, adding, the reason why Mirai IOT attacks were so effective is the lack any form of embedded security.
The next step in the evolution of ransomware would be what they called "jackware" or ransomware designed to target connected devices subsequently creating a ransomware of things (RoT).
The issue for home IOT devices is trust and ease of use says Kevin Cunningham, managing director at SQS, and perceived problems of the connected home, such as security issues and privacy issues, need to be addressed now.
IoT device pwned by credential attackers once every 120 seconds in SANS research using real connected device rather than honeypot.
The US Congress has introduced a bill which aims to prohibit sale of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to the government if they can't be patched or have their password changed.
In Vietnam and Taiwan, malware is being mass produced alongside cheap web cameras, DVRs and other IoT devices, according to a report from Kaspersky Lab.
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The CEO and CTO of nomx LLC has vigorously defended his product against claims that it is not secure after it was hacked by British security researchers Prof Alan Woodward and Scott Helme.
Internet of Things Security Foundation brings Prof Paul Dorey in as chairman of the board and appoints Dr Stephen Pattison to steering board.
Fifteen years in the making, KasperskyOS - the latest operating system specifically for embedded systems - makes its commercial debut today.
Wireless implanted medical devices with little or no security are shown to be vulnerable to hacking, enabling hackers to eavesdrop on confidential medical data or tamper with life-saving therapies.
With reports of outages to customers of Post Office broadband and TalkTalk, the attack that that nearly a million Deutsche Telekom customers over the weekend appears to have made its way to the UK's shores.
Bitdefender has discovered vulnerabilities in a popular brand of 'smart' electrical socket which could lead to attacks on your local area network or the recruitment of the IoT device as part of a global botnet.
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.
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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.
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?
Doctors and nurses would rather save a patient's life than adhere to infosec best practices, according to new research into healthcare cyber-security.
While most IT professionals acknowledge the growing amount of IoT devices on their networks, they are unaware of how to properly secure them.
In a series of attacks, University of Michigan researchers hacked into Samsung SmartThing connected home systems and remotely unlocked doors.
Nest will disable its smart home product Revolv on May 15th. Revolv founders Tim Enwall and Mike Soucie will re-focus on building Works with Nest.
In the rush to be first to market many organisations overlook basic IoT security principles, putting users at risk. Thomas Fischer urges, take time to build robust security protocols into products, rather than trying to retroft them.