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Update: Smart Toys Leak Info on Kids, Families

February 2, 2016 11:222 comments
Flaws in connected toys by Mattel and other manufacturers could leak personal information about children and families.

In-brief: research by the security firm Rapid7 has uncovered security flaws in new, interactive “smart toys” by Fisher Price and other toy makers that could divulge personal information related to children and their families. Editor’s note: this story was updated to include comments from Mark Stanislav of Rapid7. PFR Feb 2, 2016.

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Video: Ross Anderson on the Internet of Bad Things

November 13, 2015 10:540 comments
Video: Ross Anderson on the Internet of Bad Things

In-brief: Ross Anderson of Cambridge University discusses the privacy and security risks of The Internet of Things at the Virus Bulletin Conference. Problems we already confront – such as ATM and mobile device security – may presage more widespread attacks on the IoT.

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Senators’ Letter Demands Answers from Detroit on Security

September 17, 2015 21:54Comments Off on Senators’ Letter Demands Answers from Detroit on Security
Senators’ Letter Demands Answers from Detroit on Security

  In-brief: In a letter to leading automakers, Senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal have requested more information on security protections in late model vehicles, citing recent demonstrations of wireless hacks.

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The Internet of Things is entering a Post-Recall Reality

September 4, 2015 12:00Comments Off on The Internet of Things is entering a Post-Recall Reality
The Internet of Things is entering a Post-Recall Reality

In-brief: Security, personal safety, privacy and policy are converging in what might be called a “post recall reality” for the Internet of Things. How to respond will be a key issue as top researchers and policymakers gather in Cambridge next week for The Security of Things Forum. 

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