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Bot Fodder: 20 Models of Linksys Routers Vulnerable to remote Hacks

In-brief: serious security flaws affect 20 models of wireless routers manufactured by the firm Linksys, just the latest report to underscore security flaws in ubiquitous networking hardware that is used by homes and small businesses, the firm IOActive disclosed on Thursday.

Land Rush: Race is On To Hack Vulnerable IoT Devices

In-brief:Cyber criminal groups are racing to gain control over a population of insecure “Internet of Things” devices, with new malware families targeting embedded devices appearing at a steady rate and a noticeable uptick in so-called “brute force” password guessing attacks against embedded systems. 

Flaw In D-Link Software Affects 400K Devices

In-brief: A vulnerability in software by device maker D-Link is much more widespread than initially believed, affecting hundreds of thousands of Internet connected devices, including cameras, home routers, wireless access points and network attached storage.

At the Hacker Oscars: An Award for Junk Hacking

In-brief: The hacker community’s Oscars, The Pwnie Awards, will include a category for Junk Hacking this year, as organizers search for inspiring hacks of mundane objects.

Qadium Reaps $20M Venture Round For IoT Device Search Engine | Xconomy

In-brief: Another security-focused startup targeting the Internet of Things: Qadium, which promises to be a Google Street View for Internet connected devices.