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Reports by security researchers say that hundreds of thousands of customers of CloudPets had their information exposed online in an unsecured customer database.

Updated: The CloudPets Incident is Everything That’s Wrong with Consumer Internet of Things

In-brief: the apparent leak of data on owners of CloudPets connected stuffed animals underscores lax security and privacy practices that are common among connected products firms. (Updated with comment from Troy Hunt. PFR 2/28/2017.)

Webinar: Deconstructing the Top IoT Attacks of 2016

Webinar: Deconstructing the Top IoT Attacks of 2016

In-brief: a recording and slides from the Security Ledger and Bastille’s recent webinar “Deconstructing the Top IoT Hacks of 2016” are now available online. 

Video from The Security of Things Forum: Hacking the Belkin WEMO with Invincea

Video from The Security of Things Forum: Hacking the Belkin WEMO with Invincea

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. 

A flaw in firmware by Infineon could have widespread and long-lasting implications for security on the Internet of Things, security experts warn.

Amazon, Microchip team on chip to protect IoT | IEEE Spectrum

In-brief: MicroChip and Amazon are partnering on a chip designed to pair with Amazon’s IoT cloud and provide cryptographically strong identities for IoT devices.

Traffic observed from an IP surveillance camera shows communication with servers operated by the manufacturer. Often, such communications were found to be insecure. (Image courtesy of zScaler.)

Survey Sounds More Alarms on Internet of Things in the Enterprise

In-brief: A survey of customer networks by the firm zScaler found that cameras, printers, video recorders and other devices are common – and often easy to snoop on and attack.