Tag: Government

Conservative legal group the Cause of Action Institute said it will defend technology firm D-Link in a case against the Federal Trade Commission over the security of its routers and cameras.

Update: Conservative Legal Group Joins Fight over FTC’s D-Link Complaint

In-brief: A conservative legal group, Cause of Action Institute, said that it was joining a legal battle against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over a case that charges the technology vendor D-Link engaged in deceptive marketing practices and sold products to the public that are insecure. (Updated to add information on Cause of Action’s work on LabMD and analysis of the D-Link case. – PFR 1/12/2017)

New generations of Internet connected products are often insecure and pose safety and privacy risks to consumers. What will it take to make consumer electronics safe? We ask experts from the firm Senrio for their thoughts. (Image courtesy of CTA.)

Podcast: Can We Make CES Secure Again?

In-brief: With CES going on in Las Vegas, The Security Ledger sat down with three experts from the firm Senrio to talk about the new generation of connected consumer electronics. How vulnerable are they to attack? What is the best way to address security and privacy concerns in them? 

The FTC filed suit against home networking gear maker D-Link alleging the company's products are insecure. (Image courtesy of D-Link.)

FTC Sues D-Link Citing Security Flaws in Routers, Cameras

In-brief: The FTC filed suit against home networking gear maker D-Link alleging the company’s products are insecure and pose a danger to consumers. (Editor’s note: updated to include D-Link’s official statement on the FTC case. – PFR 1/10/2017)

Opinion: Confusion over Vermont Utility Underscores Risks of Cyber Attribution

Opinion: Confusion over Vermont Utility Underscores Risks of Cyber Attribution

In-brief: errant reports about a Russian government hack of a Vermont utility are the first byproduct of a flawed report on Russian hacking of U.S. interests. They won’t be the last. 

Security experts said the recent DHS and FBI reports on Russia's hacking of the U.S. election are worryingly short on specifics.

Security Pros Pan US Government Report on Russian Hacking

In-brief: security experts say the 13 page report, released Thursday, falls well short of offering conclusive evidence of Russian involvement in the hacking, even as The Obama Administration acts to punish Russia for its involvement.