Tags Internet of Things (IoT)

Russian government hackers used office technology to try to breach privileged accounts

by Shannon Vavra • 3 weeks ago

More bad news for private and public sector organizations nervous about the rise of connected devices.

Camera obscura: Researchers say weak protocols are Achilles' heel of surveillance cameras

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

There are secure versions of data-transfer protocols used by the cameras, but they are rarely implemented.

Zoom flaw could enable hackers to activate Mac webcams without permission

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

The security issues speak to the risk associated with default settings on popular applications that a user might overlook.

Newly reported flaws in cameras, locks add to scrutiny of smart-home security

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

Patches are available for both vulnerabilities, and hackers would need physical access in both cases to carry out an attack.

Need more evidence that IoT security is a big deal? Here's what NIST has to say

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

It will become more difficult to patch security vulnerabilities, hackers will have new avenues for cyberattacks, and the visibility into security incidents will only get murkier, the federal agency says in its IoT security guidlines.

A bug in Wi-Fi ‘extenders’ could give a hacker full control over the devices

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The vulnerability in a piece of TP-Link gear is just the latest bug to be found in popular home networking equipment.

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