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Black Box Device Research reveals Pitiful State of Internet of Things Security

Internet of Things insecurity is worse than you think, according to a team of researchers who reverse engineered a series of Internet of Things devices and found them even easier to hack and exploit than believed.

eBay Hacked, Urges Millions To Change Password

The online auction giant eBay said on Wednesday that a compromise of an employee’s account led to the compromise of a database storing passwords and sensitive account data for 145 million customers, worldwide. The company issued a statement on Wednesday saying that it was asking all its users to update their password, following the discovery two weeks ago that an employee’s account had been compromised and used to gain unauthorized access to the database. The hack occurred in late February or March, according to a forensic examination by eBay. eBay conducted what it described as “extensive tests on its networks” and said it did not find evidence of unauthorized activity on eBay user accounts linked to the incident. The online auction firm said it also has no evidence of unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately and in encrypted formats. In the incident, unidentified cyber […]