In-brief: Product testing firm Underwriters Laboratories drew scrutiny by charging for copies of new standards for connected devices. But security experts say the new UL standards are poised to have a big impact – especially in industries like medicine and critical infrastructure.
IEEE: Security Design Flaws Woven into Wearable Tech
In-brief: The design of wearable technology risks repeating the mistakes of the past, including poor security and privacy features that could pose a risk to consumers, according to a new report by IEEE, an information technology professional organization.
IBM Research Calls Out Smart Building Risks
In-brief: IBM researchers are warning that building automation systems pose a security risk to companies – and one that few companies take seriously.
Internet of Things Will Mess Up The Security Industry – Big Time
In-brief: there’s a growing consensus that the Internet of Things will spell trouble for the information security industry. A vast population of connected devices, endemic problems with software quality and sophisticated adversaries will combine to make the juice of the Internet of Things not worth the security “squeeze.”
Study: Serious Web Security Flaws Rampant on Embedded Devices
In-brief: three quarters of embedded systems that sport web interfaces tested by researchers at universities in Germany and France contained serious security vulnerabilities, according to a new study. The results raise more questions about the security of embedded devices including home routers and home surveillance cameras.