smart home

EU calls for End to Default Passwords on Internet of Things

A group representing European telecommunications firms last week published technical specifications for securing a wide range of consumer Internet of Things devices including toys, smart cameras and wearable health trackers.

Wemo Insight Smart Plug

McAfee Researchers Exploit Smart Plug to attack Smart TV!

Researchers from McAfee have demonstrated how a flaw in a Belkin smart switch can be used to access other connected devices on the same network as the switch. 

Consumer Reports: Flaws Make Samsung, Roku TVs Vulnerable

Consumer Reports warns that smart TVs by Samsung and other vendors are vulnerable to disorienting remote attacks. 

Furby Connect

Surveillance Under The Tree: Connected Device Audit Turns up Sensors, Security Holes

Sensors and security holes are common companions on a range of connected toys and consumer devices available to consumers this holiday season. 

Child Smart Watches

Podcast: Why Germany wants Smart Watches destroyed and One Nation Under Trolls

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:59 — 89.7MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s Security Ledger podcast, sponsored by our friends at CyberArk, we talk about the German government’s recent decision to declare kids smart watches “surveillance devices” and to order their destruction. Also: Adrian Shabaz of Freedom House comes in to talk to us about the latest Internet Freedom report, which finds that governments are increasingly manipulating online content to shape online discussions and even the outcome of elections at home and abroad. And finally: leaked credentials in a GitHub repository may have been behind Uber’s loss of information on some 50 million customers. In a preview of a Security Ledger spotlight podcast, we hear from Elizabeth Lawler of CyberArk about the proliferation of so-called “Dev Ops secrets” and how companies need to do a better managing the permissions assigned to applications.