In-brief: In this video from the Security of Things Forum in September, Scott Tenaglia of Invincea demonstrates vulnerabilities in Belkin’s WeMo family of connected home products.
In-brief: the Department of Homeland Security warned on Thursday that a common home automation controller manufactured by the firm Schneider Electric contains a software flaw that could leave the device vulnerable to hacking.
In-brief: A week after security experts at Carnegie Mellon’s CERT advised consumers about a serious security hole in home routers from the networking equipment maker NETGEAR, that firm has expanded the list of affected router models to 11, while offering official software patches for three of those models. Thousands of affected devices can be found online.
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.
In-brief: A researcher from the firm Trustwave warns that Trane ComfortLink smart thermostats suffer from a string of security woes, including hard coded administrator credentials.