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IBM Research Calls Out Smart Building Risks

February 5, 2016 17:330 comments
A test of building management software found that it was often weakly protected and Internet connected.

In-brief: IBM researchers are warning that building automation systems pose a security risk to companies – and one that few companies take seriously. 

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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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That Israeli Grid Attack? Just More Ransomware

January 27, 2016 10:040 comments
That Israeli Grid Attack? Just More Ransomware

In-brief: Reports of a crippling cyber attack on the power grid in Israel appear to have been greatly exaggerated, as subsequent reports point to a simple ransomware outbreak on the office network of an industry regulator. 

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Self-Driving Cars Will Be Ready Before Our Laws Are – IEEE Spectrum

January 23, 2016 09:040 comments
Autonomous driving technology is likely to outstrip laws governing driverless cars, an article in IEEE Spectrum argues.

In-brief: Autonomous driving technology is likely to outstrip laws governing driverless cars, an article in IEEE Spectrum argues.

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