Tag: Internet of Things

Episode 161: 3 Years after Mirai, IoT DDoS Problem may get Worse

Three years after the Mirai botnet launched some of the biggest denial of service attacks ever seen, DDoS is a bigger problem and ever. Even worse: we stand on the made up of webcams and other Internet of things as technologies like 5G bring greater bandwidth to connected endpoints. In this podcast, we speak with Hardik Modi, the senior director of threat intelligence at the firm NetScout Systems* about the lessons from his company’s latest threat intelligence report.

Episode 157: Do we need an FDA for Software? Also: operationalizing Threat Intelligence

Sarah Zatko of the Cyber Independent Testing Lab joins us to talk about CITL’s big new study of firmware security. In our second segment, we’re joined by Allan Thomson who is the Chief Technology Officer at LookingGlass Cyber Solutions to talk about the growing use of cyber threat intelligence and the need to evolve cybersecurity practices to keep ahead of fast-evolving threats.

Huge Survey of Firmware Finds No Security Gains in 15 Years

A survey of more than 6,000 firmware images spanning more than a decade finds no improvement in firmware security and lax security standards for the software running connected devices by Linksys, NETGEAR and other major vendors.

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Critical Flaws in VxWorks affect 200 Million Connected Things

Serious and exploitable security flaws in VxWorks, a commonly used operating system for embedded devices, span 13 years and could leave hundreds of millions* of connected devices vulnerable to remote cyber attacks and hacks. The security firm Armis on Monday published a warning about 11 critical, zero day vulnerabilities in the VxWorks operating system, which is owned and managed by the firm Wind River. The vulnerabilities expose more than 200 million devices and could allow attackers to remotely take control of everything from networked printers and security appliances to industrial and medical devices, according to Ben Seri, the Vice President of Research at Armis. Move over, EternalBlue! At least a couple of the flaws were described as “more serious” than EternalBlue, the Microsoft Windows flaw that powered both the WannaCry and NotPetya malware outbreaks. SCADA and industrial control system devices, healthcare devices like patient monitors and MRI machines, as well […]

Breathe Deeply: DHS warns of Flaw in Hospital Anesthesia Machines

GE learned of a serious vulnerability affecting two brands of anesthesia machines in October. The company on Tuesday advised customers to take steps to protect them from being remotely tampered with.