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Can Chip Fingerprinting Secure IoT Devices Against Malware?

April 10, 2015 08:070 comments
Researchers in Japan have developed a way to uniquely identify Internet of Things devices: creating a "fingerprint" based on subtle variations in chip composition.

In-brief: Researchers in Japan have developed a way to uniquely identify Internet of Things devices: creating a “fingerprint” based on subtle variations in chip composition, according to a report in IEEE Spectrum. Like this:Like Loading…

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Supply Chain Hackers Use Short List of Techniques | Trend Micro

March 31, 2015 11:161 comment
Trend Micro describes some of the most common supply chain attack techniques in a blog post.

In-brief: Trend Micro notes that supply chain attacks are on the rise, with attackers relying on a short list of techniques including compromises of source code, firmware and so-called “watering hole” attacks. Like this:Like Loading…

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Is Google’s Rowhammer the Future of IoT Attacks?

March 30, 2015 14:410 comments
Is Google’s Rowhammer the Future of IoT Attacks?

In-brief: Infoworld’s Roger Grimes makes the case that Google’s recent Rowhammer exploit may be a sign of things to come as attackers look for common platforms to attack the Internet of Things.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Could Moore’s Law Solve The IoT Security Problem?

March 20, 2015 15:140 comments
Will hardware and software advancements solve the IoT security problem for us?

There’s an interesting roundup piece on Internet of Things security by Nermin Hajdarbegovic over at the technical jobs site Toptal. Hajdarbegovic provides a summary of some of the recent IoT reports – by Kaspersky Lab (the “Internet of Crappy Things” report, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Wind River. (We covered the FTC and Wind River reports here and here.) It’s worth a read. Hajdarbegovic is mostly optimistic about the future of the Internet of Things and the ability of the “market” to address the security and privacy issues that currently exists. From his blog post: “As the IoT market grows, we will see more investment, and as hardware matures, we will get improved security. Chipmakers like Intel and ARM will be keen to offer better security with each new generation, since security could be a market differentiator, allowing them to grab more design wins and gain a bigger share. “Technology […]

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Opinion: Fortifying the Internet of Things | CSM Passcode

March 6, 2015 12:010 comments
Opinion: Fortifying the Internet of Things | CSM Passcode

In-brief: Three noted academics and experts on homeland security argue for changes in the way that Internet of Things devices are deployed, and more research on the risks such devices pose to companies and individuals.  Like this:Like Loading…

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