Smart home security starts at home, according to researcher Michael Sverdlin who says that consumers should explore the security of their smart home technology and consider simple modifications or hacks to remove insecure or promiscuous features.
Modern container ships already face a number of serious perils at sea. Now new research from Pen Test Partners shows just how vulnerable these ships are to new dangers from hacking–including being steered off course and sunk–thanks to their use of always-on satellite communications and general lax security practices on board.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:14 — 35.8MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#98): can sound waves be used to crash a hard drive? We’ll talk to one member of an international team of researchers who showed that, yes they can. And Fractional CISO Rob Black joins us to talk about Internet of Things security standards. With so many to choose from, will we ever see “one standard to rule them all”?
Teams from The University of Michigan and and Zhejian University in China have shown how acoustic attacks from off the shelf speakers can be used to crash magnetic hard disk drives, the latest example of physics-based attacks on common hardware.
Newly discovered malicious software dubbed VPNFilter has infected hundreds of thousands of routers and network attached storage (NAS) devices globally and could be used to steal sensitive data or wipe out (“brick”) the devices, the company said.