In this week’s episode (#112): top bug hunters can earn more than $1 million a year from “bounties” paid for information on exploitable software holes in common platforms and applications. What does it take to be among the best? We talk with Jason Haddix of the firm Bug Crowd to find out. Also: The Internet Society’s Jeff Wilbur talks about the new #GetIoTSmart campaign to educate device makers and the public about Internet of Things security.
Online Trust Association
In-brief:Security and privacy risks from connected devices are likely to persist, with no easy fix for what experts agree are widespread problems.
In-brief: A study by the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), a non-profit focused on online trust, put a figure on how many consumer security vulnerabilities could have been easily avoided. That figure: 100 percent. That’s right…every single one. We’ve been reporting about the low-hanging fruit of vulnerabilities in consumer-focused connected devices for a long time. Years, in fact. Whether the device is a home surveillance camera or a “smart TV” or Bluetooth [fill in the blank], trivial and (often) exploitable security holes are often part of the package. Now a study by the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), a non-profit focused on online trust, put a figure on how many consumer security vulnerabilities could have been easily avoided. That figure: 100 percent. That’s right…every single one. OTA did a survey of vulnerabilities in consumer facing IoT devices between November 2015 and July 2016 and found that all of them could have been avoided had device manufacturers and developers […]
In-brief: Nine of every ten data breaches that occurred in the first eight months of 2015 were “easily avoidable,” according to a study released by the Online Trust Association (OTA) on Tuesday.
In-brief: More than 50 million connected devices will be purchased this holiday season, according to the Online Trust Alliance. But consumers should be wary of privacy and security issues affecting Internet-connected products, the group said.