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.
Internet of Things
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this week’s episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#82), we take a look at Autosploit, the new Internet of Things attack tool that was published on the open source code repository Github last week. Brian Knopf of the firm Neustar joins us to talk about what the new tool might mean for attacks on Internet of Things endpoints in 2018. Also: the go-live date for the EU General Data Protection Regulation is just months away, but many firms are still unaware that the regulation even exists. We’ll hear two reports from the front lines of GDPR, first from Sam Peifle of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and then by Shane Nolan of IDA, the Irish Development Authority.
Days after Strava fitness heatmaps were shown to reveal the location of military bases, a Norwegian journalist fooled Strava into revealing the names of some of soldiers and other personnel on those bases. Spread the word!54shares122418
Forget about tattling fitness trackers. The U.S. military’s bigger problem is that it is falling behind in taking advantage of the Internet of Things, according to experts.
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this week’s podcast: researcher Kevin Fu of University of Michigan discusses his work on attacks that use physics to manipulate connected devices. Also: Mark Loveless of DUO discusses his research into how poor implementation of wireless protocols make personal security trackers a privacy risk. And have we seen peak ransomware? Adam Kujawa of the firm Malwarebytes joins us to talk about the findings of that company’s State of Malware Report.