Tag: Google

Google: Lessons of Android Shape IoT Vision

In-brief: A prominent Googler says the company is committed to keeping the Android operating system open source, but wouldn’t mind the security benefits that come with Apple’s closed iOS ecosystem, either!

DNS-Linked Flaw Leaves Many Systems Vulnerable

In-brief: Researchers at Google are warning about a previously undetected flaw in a widely used open source library could be exploited by attacks using overly long web domain names.

With Internet of Things, FBI In No Danger of Going Dark

In-brief: A report from a leading legal think tank argues that the spread of the Internet of Things will provide ample opportunities for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to spy on citizens, despite more widespread use of encryption.

Podcast: Security is a Four Letter Word on the Internet of Things

In-brief: In this podcast, Dennis Fisher of onthewire.io and I talk about securing the Internet of Things. 

Will MAC Address leaking pose a privacy risk for IoT?

In-brief: privacy researchers warn that the media access control (MAC) addresses that identify connected devices pose a serious privacy risk to individuals: allowing would-be attackers or businesses to collect a wealth of data about an individual’s movements, activities and preferences.