smart home

NIST Outlines a Secure Network of Things

In-brief:  A new Special Publication from NIST offers a model for understanding networks of “things” and the security and reliability issues they might encounter. 

Is the Internet of Things the New Frontier for Cyber Extortion? – TrendLabs

In-brief: Trend Micro argues that Internet of Things devices including connected vehicle and smart home products are a natural next step for ransomware scammers.

Researcher Warns of Holes In Smart Thermostats

In-brief: A researcher from the firm Trustwave warns that Trane ComfortLink smart thermostats suffer from a string of security woes, including hard coded administrator credentials. 

Thread Group, Open Connectivity Foundation Collaborate on Connected Home

In-brief: The Thread Group and the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) announced that the two alliances will be working together to “advance the adoption of connected home products.”

At the Hacker Oscars: An Award for Junk Hacking

In-brief: The hacker community’s Oscars, The Pwnie Awards, will include a category for Junk Hacking this year, as organizers search for inspiring hacks of mundane objects.