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How Congress could handle cybersecurity-focused bills in 2018

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

CyberScoop polled a half dozen people who work on cybersecurity policy issues to come up with a verdict on each piece of possible legislation.

Hackers could hijack internet-connected speakers to remotely play whatever they want

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

For now, it's just Rick Rolls. Yet the hack could be used for far more sinister purposes.

Don't fear the Reaper: Botnet 'easy to stop,' says security researcher

by Shaun Waterman • 5 months ago

The new internet of things botnet, variously known as Reaper, IoT_Reaper or IoTroop, should be easy to stop if it ever attacks, because it uses fixed, hardcoded domain and internet addresses for its command and control, or C2, servers — meaning they can easily be cut off by service providers.

Two lawmakers want to give consumers a way to know if their IoT devices are secure

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 months ago

A new bill introduced on Friday aims to create a voluntary cybersecurity certification program to "independently identify, verify, and label compliant Internet-of-Things devices with strong cybersecurity standards."

Researchers warn of 'vast' new IoT botnet

by Shaun Waterman • 5 months ago

Check Point Technologies and Qihoo 360 see a botnet coming that could cause more damage than Mirai.

Ebook: Defending critical infrastructure

by CyberScoop Staff • 5 months ago

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