Author: Ionut Ilascu

Security holes in mobile applications leave home automation hubs by Insteon and Wink vulnerable to attack, a researcher at Rapid7 warns.

Hole in Mobile Apps Leave Home Automation Systems Vulnerable to Hacking

Mobile applications used with two, popular home automation platforms by Wink and Insteon fail to protect user login information, leaving the devices vulnerable to hacking, a researcher at Rapid7 found. 

Report: Major Upgrade, Investments Needed to Secure Connected Vehicles, Infrastructure

Report: Major Upgrade, Investments Needed to Secure Connected Vehicles, Infrastructure

In-brief: a report by the Cloud Security Alliance calls for a bottom up remake of infrastructure to support connected vehicles and warns of more, serious attacks as connected vehicles begin interacting with each other and with connected – but insecure – infrastructure. 

Tenable's survey of information security pros found concerns that advancements like application containerization and DevOps are complicating the jobs of information security pros, and reducing effectiveness. (Image courtesy of Tenable Network Security.)

Report: DevOps, Containerization, challenge Security Pros

In-brief: Despite the benefits of the DevOps paradigm and application virtualization in software products’ lifecycle, security professionals believe that in combination with cloud computing the two methods increase the complexity of the corporate network, making it more difficult to defend, the cyber security assurance report from Tenable Network Security outlines.

A denial of service attack on the managed DNS firm DYN was due, in part, to attacks from Internet of Things devices running the Mirai malware.

Another Supply Chain Mystery: IP Cameras Ship With Malicious Software

In-brief: The discovery of a malicious link buried in software for a common IP camera sold on Amazon and other online retail outlets is just the latest example of supply chain based threats to connected products.  

Research Raises More Alarms on 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.