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

by Shaun Waterman • 2 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 • 2 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 • 2 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 • 2 months ago

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Why more enterprises should be paying attention to machine identities

by CyberScoop Staff • 3 months ago

Venafi CEO Jeff Hudson talks with Greg Otto about the need for enterprises to protect against stolen machine identities and attacks that are becoming more automated in nature.

Senators introduce bipartisan bill to improve Internet of Things cybersecurity

by Chris Bing • 5 months ago

A new bill introduced in the Senate by Democrat Mark Warner and Republican Cory Gardner would establish a new set of cybersecurity standards for companies that hope to sell so-called "Internet of Things," or IoT, devices — like internet connected sensors or wearables — to federal agencies.

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