As Internet of Things devices proliferate, it’s more important to discover how many and what kind are on your network and figure out how to make them secure. Editor’s Note: this article first appeared on Network World. You can read the article here at Network World Insider.
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is asking the Library of Congress to give owners of voice assistant devices like Amazon’s Echo, Google Home and other voice assistants the right to “jailbreak” the devices: freeing them from content control features designed to prevent users from running unauthorized code on those platforms. Spread the word!20shares1613
A team of researchers from Princeton has demonstrated that they can track the location of smartphone users even when location services like GPS and WiFi are turned off.
Consumer Reports warns that smart TVs by Samsung and other vendors are vulnerable to disorienting remote attacks.
Researchers have found that Vibratissimo sex toys manufactured by a German company are vulnerable to attacks that could expose sensitive user information and allow hackers to take remote control of someone’s sex toy.