Hardware

A Twitter message from Ken Munro of Pen Test Partners showing the list of pre-configured administrator passwords for ZySecurity devices.

Mirai Redux: A Year’s Worth of DVR Passwords Published Online

In-brief: DVRs pre-programmed with a list of date-specific master passwords that leaked online may have ties back to Xiongmai Technologies, the same firm whose software was compromised by the Mirai botnet. 

A flaw in smart cameras sold by Samsung leaves them vulnerable to remote attack, researchers claim.

Flaw Lets Hackers Own Samsung Smartcams With Bogus Firmware

In-brief: a flaw in Samsung’s Smartcam product could allow remote attackers to take control of the devices. The news comes two years after Samsung took steps to patch other flaws in its Internet connected cameras.

St. Jude issued a software fix for its Merlin@ home product Monday, which is used to manage implantable defibrillators and other implantable medical devices.

St. Jude Patches Hole that allowed Medical Device Hacks

In-brief: St. Jude Medical said on Monday that it patched a serious hole in a product used to program implantable medical devices like defibrillators. But researchers and a Wall Street investment firm say the company still has more holes to close. 

The FTC filed suit against home networking gear maker D-Link alleging the company's products are insecure. (Image courtesy of D-Link.)

FTC Sues D-Link Citing Security Flaws in Routers, Cameras

In-brief: The FTC filed suit against home networking gear maker D-Link alleging the company’s products are insecure and pose a danger to consumers. (Editor’s note: updated to include D-Link’s official statement on the FTC case. – PFR 1/10/2017)

Telecommunications firms including AT&T, Verizon and KPN in Netherlands (pictured) are working to build out infrastructure to support connected devices.

Report: AT&T and Gemalto Team on IoT Lifecycle Management

In-brief: AT&T is partnering with Gemalto to offer lifecycle management features for Internet of Things devices, as the telecommunications giant targets automotive telematics, infotainment, and smart safety services.