In-brief: Cisco Systems has patched a serious security hole in its Prime Home, a network management tool that it markets as a way for service providers to manage “Internet of Things” devices in connected (“smart”) homes.
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Thread Group, Open Connectivity Foundation Collaborate on Connected Home
In-brief: The Thread Group and the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) announced that the two alliances will be working together to “advance the adoption of connected home products.”
Research Raises More Alarms on Connected Home Products
In-brief: A new study by BitDefender suggests that security lapses dampen the appeal of smart home appliances and could (literally) open the door to burglars.
A Good Housekeeping Seal for the Connected Home?
In-brief: Experts on the security of the Internet of Things warned that lax security and privacy protections are rampant in connected home products, but consumers have no way of knowing whether the products they buy are easy targets for hackers.
Research: IoT Hubs Expose Connected Homes to Hackers
In-brief: A study of common connected home gateways finds lax security that could expose consumers to snooping or even malicious attacks, according to the application security firm Veracode.