Tag: hardware

Wearables like Apple's new watch will combine with health middleware to expand the market for connected health products, says one prominent healthcare CIO.

Privacy Forum Pushes Guidance for Wearables, Health Apps

In-brief: new guidance from the Future of Privacy Forum urges connected health device makers to address security and privacy issues to prevent sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands. 

Recent analysis has connected the dots between information disclosed by Edward Snowden and recent leaks related to NSA Spying from the group Shadow Brokers.

How the NSA snooped on Cisco Customers for a Decade | Ars Technica

In-brief: Ars Technica has a good write-up of the ongoing news about how the NSA used tools that exploited known vulnerabilities in networking and security products by Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet and others to spy on customers of those companies.

There's more news of Point of Sale system hacks at restaurants and concessions linked to major hotel chains.

20 top US hotels hit by fresh malware attacks | ZDNet

In-brief:  Twenty US hotels operated by HEI Hotel & Resorts on behalf of Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt and Intercontinental are the victims of a hack focused on point of sale systems, media reports say. 

The Department of Homeland Security is investing close to $4 million on two projects related to the security of connected vehicles.

One in Five Vehicle Vulnerabilities are ‘Hair on Fire’ Critical

In-brief: One of every five software vulnerabilities discovered in vehicles in the last three years are rated “critical” and are unlikely to be resolved through after the fact security fixes, according to an analysis by the firm IOActive. 

Trend Micro notes that Internet of Things devices are a natural next step for ransomware scammers.

Is the Internet of Things the New Frontier for Cyber Extortion? – TrendLabs

In-brief: Trend Micro argues that Internet of Things devices including connected vehicle and smart home products are a natural next step for ransomware scammers.