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Security Firm Warns on Flaw in Insulin Pump with No Easy Fix

In brief: A flaw in a wearable insulin pump sold by Johnson & Johnson has the potential to allow a malicious actor to force the device to administer doses of insulin to a patient without their knowledge.

Update: Smart Toys Leak Info on Kids, Families

In-brief: research by the security firm Rapid7 has uncovered security flaws in new, interactive “smart toys” by Fisher Price and other toy makers that could divulge personal information related to children and their families. Editor’s note: this story was updated to include comments from Mark Stanislav of Rapid7. PFR Feb 2, 2016.

Podcast: Security is a Four Letter Word on the Internet of Things

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (43.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | https://www.securityledger.com/subscribe In-brief: In this podcast, Dennis Fisher of onthewire.io and I talk about securing the Internet of Things. 

XFinity Smart Home Flaws Could Enable Burglars

A security flaw in smart home technology sold by Comcast could allow would-be burglars to disable door and window alarms using radio-jamming attacks, according to research from the firm Rapid7. 

Panic in the Nursery: Research finds Baby Monitors make Easy Targets

In-brief: Researchers from the security firm Rapid7 revealed the findings of a survey of common wireless baby monitors and nanny-cams, and found a host of serious and, in some cases, remotely exploitable vulnerabilities.