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Security Pro tilts at Smart Drill, finds It doesn’t suck

Security Pro tilts at Smart Drill, finds It doesn’t suck

In-brief: Is there cause for hope? A new analysis of a connected power drill  by a researcher at DUO Security finds that it’s actually pretty secure. But challenges remain for connected device makers.

State of the Endpoint: Vulnerable Software, Click-Happy Users

State of the Endpoint: Vulnerable Software, Click-Happy Users

In-brief: a study of millions of mobile and desktop endpoints finds continued problems with out of date software and a willingness to fall for phishing attacks.

A flaw in Broadcom WiFi system on chip (SOC) components affects many different types of phones.

WiFi Chip Flaw in iPhone is Really Bad News for IoT

In-brief: a remotely exploitable flaw in a common hardware component used in phones by Apple, Samsung and others underscores the risk posed by software embedded in system on chip components that are found in almost every connected device, experts warn. 

Nokia data shows a steady increase in infected mobile device traffic. (Image courtesy of Nokia.)

Android Malware Doubled in 2016, Adding to Mobile Malware Problem

In-brief: Smart phones infected with Android malware jumped 95 percent between 2015 and 2016, part of a steady increase in mobile phone infections in recent years, Nokia said on Monday.

Android infections jumped in 2016, part of an overall increase in mobile infections, according to Nokia.

The IoT has a Diversity Problem: Too Much of It

In-brief: The Internet of Things has a diversity problem. Namely: there is too much of it. At least in the arena of operating systems.