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A Right to Repair the Internet of Things? Spear Phishing Detection and Nonstop Attacks on DVRs

In-brief: In the latest Security Ledger podcast we talk about pending right to repair laws and their impact on the Internet of Things. Also:  Facebook’s Internet Defense Prize went to a better method for spear phishing detection. We talk to a member of the winning team. And, Johannes Ullrich of The Internet Storm Center joins us to talk about a study he did to measure the frequency of attacks on a common IoT device: digital video recorders.

Episode 61: Right to Repair Laws, Detecting Spear Phishing and DVR Torture

Security Ledger’s Paul Roberts talks with Kyle Wiens of Repair.org about efforts in Massachusetts and other states to pass ‘right to repair’ laws covering a wide range of connected and Internet of Things devices. Also: Facebook awarded its $100,000 Internet Defense prize to a team from UC Berkeley that came up with a better way to spot spear phishing campaigns. And: Johannes Ullrich of The SANS Internet Storm Center talks about his experiment to see how common attacks on Internet connected Digital Video Recorders are. The results may surprise you.

Massachusetts on Front Lines (Again) in Battle for Right to Repair

In-brief: After legislation in five states stalled in the Spring, states like Massachusetts will be on the front line of renewed efforts to pass pro-consumer laws that create a “right to repair” for cell phones, medical devices and other software-driven products. At stake could be the right of consumers to control Internet of Things devices they purchase for use in their home, on their person or in their business.

Will ‘Right to Repair’ imperil IoT Security?

In-brief: the firm Pen Test Partners notes that there are security arguments against expanding right to repair laws. But do they stand up to scrutiny? 

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Right to Repair on the Ropes in Minnesota | Motherboard

In-brief: Proposed legislation to prevent manufacturers from denying owners and independent repair people to fix and maintain software-based products is being sidelined by opposition from private firms like equipment maker John Deere, Motherboard reports.