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Merchants of Doh! Cameras, DVRs, NAS Fall Down on Security

In-brief: In just the last week, remotely exploitable security holes cropped up in hundreds of models of IP enabled security cameras and recorders as well as a popular line of network attached storage (NAS) devices. The culprit? Shoddy firmware and lax oversight by vendors. When will it end??

Consumer Reports Publishes Draft Cyber Standard

In-brief: Consumer Reports released a draft standard for security digital devices, calling on manufacturers to secure their products and give consumers the right to repair them. 

Exclusive: Mirai Attack Was Costly For Dyn, Data Suggests

In-brief: More than 14,000 Internet domains stopped using managed DNS services from Dyn, the New Hampshire based company, following an October botnet attack on the company, data from Bitsight suggests.

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. 

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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.