Tag: hardware

Security Ledger Editor In Chief Paul Roberts speaks with Chenxi Wang of Twistlock at The RSA Conference. (Image courtesy of RSA Conference)

Interview: Chenxi Wang on Information Security’s Mr. Robot Problem and Enforcing IoT Standards

In-brief: In an interview with Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts, Chenxi Wang of the firm Twist Lock talks about information security’s “Mr. Robot” problem and the need for standards for the Internet of Things. 

Trustwave said that a serious and easy to abuse flaw affects more than 30 models of Netgear routers totaling hundreds of thousands of devices, globally.

NetGore: Simple Flaw Affects Hundreds of Thousands of Netgear Devices

In-brief: Weeks after the Federal Trade Commission sued the firm D-Link for weak security in its broadband routers, dozens of routers made by the firm NetGear are reported to also be vulnerable to trivial hacking attacks. Small businesses including restaurants and cafés are heavy users of the devices and may be particularly vulnerable, according to experts at the firm Trustwave.

Will hack for beer? Cisco's Talos security group rigged up a Kegerator with a WiFi hotspot and other controls, allowing an enterprising hacker who could break into the device to poor him or herself a beer. (Image courtesy of Marc Blackmer.)

At Industrial Control Security Con: Will hack IoT for Beer

In-brief: Cisco’s Marc Blackmer reports from the S4 Conference in Miami – one of the top gatherings of industrial control system security experts. Among the attractions this year: Justine Bone of the firm Medsec, the psychology of malicious insiders and a hackable “kegerator.”

Video from The Security of Things Forum: Hacking the Belkin WEMO with Invincea

Video from The Security of Things Forum: Hacking the Belkin WEMO with Invincea

In-brief: In this video from the Security of Things Forum in September, Scott Tenaglia of Invincea demonstrates vulnerabilities in Belkin’s WeMo family of connected home products. 

The ransomware attack on the San Francisco MUNI was just one cyber physical attack the world has witnessed in recent years. (Photo courtesy of Twitter.)

Six Cyber-Physical Attacks the World Could Live Without

In-brief: cyber attacks that affect physical systems are still a small minority of all incidents. But they’re becoming more common. What are some of the attacks we’ve seen to date and what do they tell us about what’s to come? Check out this slide show for an answer to those questions.