Known versions of ransomware can run on smart TVs that use Android and other mobile and embedded device operating systems, according to research by Symantec.
In-brief: a California company that makes wearable cameras that are used by law enforcement and the military said a report that it shipped cameras infected with the Conficker virus were “distressing,” but that it was unable to locate the malware on its devices or within its environment.
Av-Test.org, an organization known for its thorough and independent testing of antivirus products, has found the usual suspects of lack of authentication and encryption — security lapses that are all too common in IoT devices — present in popular fitness bands. Av-Test.org, an organization known for its thorough and independent testing of antivirus products, has found the usual suspects of lack of authentication and encryption—security lapses that are all too common in IoT devices—are also present in popular fitness bands such as those from Fitbit and Acer. While the Jawbone UP24, Polar Loop and Sony Smartband Talk SWR32 scored the best security of those products tested. The researchers admit that counting steps or number of calories burned may not constitute a leak of PII, but acknowledge that in the future that may be different, with manipulation and/or data theft leading to more or less serious threats to user privacy and […]
In-brief: Marc Blackmer of Cisco says that, with so much promise, it can be hard to anticipate how individual or company-wide decisions to embrace the IoT might bear on cyber risk.
In-brief: The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that it is creating a new Office of Technology Research and Investigation to expand the FTC’s research into areas such as privacy, data security, connected cars, smart homes, algorithmic transparency, emerging payment methods, big data, and the Internet of Things.