Flaws in software run by a range of microprocessors could be widespread in embedded systems, security experts and the Department of Homeland Security are warning.
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Kaspersky: Malware Attacks on IoT More Than Double Those in 2016
In-brief: As of May 2017, Kaspersky Lab researchers have observed more than 7,200 different samples of malware for IoT devices in honeypot activity—more than double the number from last year–demonstrating that IoT devices are becoming increasingly vulnerable on a number of fronts, including passwords, firmware, and telnet/SSH ports.
Armis scores $17m to tackle Enterprise IoT Security
In-brief: with a $17 million investment from Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital, Armis becomes the latest security firm to trace its origins back to the Israel Defense Force’s Unit 8200 and the latest to target Internet of Things risk to the enterprise.
Our Analog Future: Experts Call for Preserving Copper, Pneumatic Systems as Hedge for Cyber Risk
In-brief: The U.S. should invest in equipment and talent to preserve legacy, analog infrastructure such as copper wire telecommunications networks and pneumatic pumps as a hedge against massively disruptive cyber attacks and other interruptions, two researchers with The MITRE Corporation argue in a recent opinion piece.
Flaw Lets Hackers Own Samsung Smartcams With Bogus Firmware
In-brief: a flaw in Samsung’s Smartcam product could allow remote attackers to take control of the devices. The news comes two years after Samsung took steps to patch other flaws in its Internet connected cameras.