Tag: hardware

What surprises does 2017 have in store? We have predictions from 5 information security experts.

Cyber Threats in 2017: Five Predictions

In-brief: Five predictions about the cyber threats and security challenges that 2017 has in store for us. 

Amazon and MicroChip are partnering on an IoT ready chip designed to leverage Amazon's IoT Cloud.

Amazon, Microchip team on chip to protect IoT | IEEE Spectrum

In-brief: MicroChip and Amazon are partnering on a chip designed to pair with Amazon’s IoT cloud and provide cryptographically strong identities for IoT devices.

Barnes & Noble denied that some of its low-cost NOOK tablets were running software that had been observed siphoning off user data in some low cost Android phones. (Image courtesy of Barnes & Noble)

Barnes & Noble says Nook Tablets will drop Suspect Chinese Software

In-brief: Barnes & Noble said its Nook tablets have not been used to steal data and that it is taking steps to stop using software by the Chinese firm Shanghai Adups Technology Co. Ltd. (ADUPS).

In flight entertainment systems may pose security risk the security firm IOActive warned.

Update: Researcher Calls In-Flight Entertainment Hacks a Safety Threat

In-brief: Research from the firm IOActive has discovered exploitable holes in in-flight entertainment software from the firm Panasonic Avionics that may make planes vulnerable to hacking and manipulation. Editor’s note: updated with comments from interview with Ruben Santamarta of IOActive. PFR 12/21/2016

Alleged hacking tools for sale by the group called The Shadow Brokers. Were they stolen by an insider?

Did NSA Hackers The Shadow Brokers have a Broker?

In-brief: analysis of the latest leak of sophisticated hacking tools by The Shadow Brokers suggests that the theft was an inside job, the security firm Flashpoint contends.