middleware

Ransomware: the most profitable malware ever?

In-brief:Ransomware may be the “most profitable malware in history,” according to a new report out from Cisco Systems. But it is being helped along by poor management of information technology assets as well as the advent of identity shielding technologies like BitCoin and the Tor network.

Updated: Vulnerability on 3m Systems Could Spread Ransomware To Schools

In-brief: Researchers at Cisco Systems said that they had identified more than 3 million “at risk” application servers running a vulnerable component that has been linked to ransomware infections. More than 1,600 of those systems have already been compromised, including many school libraries. Updated to add comment from Follett Corp. PFR 4/18/2016

Firm Finds Crypto Keys Recycled on Thousands of Devices

In-brief: Encryption keys used to secure data on- and communications between embedded devices are being recycled, creating a huge vulnerability that malicious hackers could exploit to snoop on sensitive communications or impersonate devices.

Microsoft Goes Big, Announcing Azure IoT Suite

  In-brief: Microsoft Corp. made a major play for the Internet of Things platform space, announcing Azure IoT Suite – a cloud based platform for accelerating and managing¬†Internet of Things products.¬†

Amazon’s Springs for IoT Telemetry Startup 2lemetry

In-brief: 2lemetry, a Denver, Colorado-based startup that manages data from Internet connected devices said last week that it had been acquired by cloud giant Amazon.com.