Tag: Internet of Things

Rhode Island and Virginia are the latest states to strengthen the role of paper ballots in voting, following reports of hacking during the 2016 Presidential Election.

Our Analog Future: Election Hacking puts Paper Ballots back in Vogue

Virginia is reverting from electronic to paper ballots while Rhode Island’s legislature this week passed a law to mandate audits comparing paper and electronic voting records.

D-Link celebrated a Federal Judge's determination that the FTC hadn't proven harm to consumers from security flaws in its routers and cameras, though the case is ongoing.

Court Balks at FTC’s D-Link Complaint, Wants Proof of Harm

A federal judge in California put the brakes on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s complaint against D-Link Systems over lax security in its consumer routers and IP cameras, saying that the Commission needs to produce evidence of concrete harm to consumers.

Bluetooth Flaw affects Billions of Devices and has a Name: BlueBorne

Bluetooth Flaw affects Billions of Devices and has a Name: BlueBorne

In-brief: Dubbed BlueBorne, the flaw could affect billions of devices that use the Bluetooth wireless protocol, enabling remote hacks, the security firm Armis warned. 

A flaw in smart cameras sold by Samsung leaves them vulnerable to remote attack, researchers claim.

A Year After Mirai: Insecure Devices are still a Huge Problem

In-brief: A year after Mirai, as many as 100,000 devices, globally, may be running some version of the Mirai malware, while countless others are vulnerable to being enlisted in a Mirai-like attack. Worse: these systems may not be patched for “years,” according to the SANS Internet Storm Center. 

Repair shops for televisions and other appliances have largely disappeared in recent decades. A lack of after market parts and tools is one big reason says Kyle Wiens of Repair.org.

A Right to Repair the Internet of Things? Spear Phishing Detection and Nonstop Attacks on DVRs

In-brief: In the latest Security Ledger podcast we talk about pending right to repair laws and their impact on the Internet of Things. Also:  Facebook’s Internet Defense Prize went to a better method for spear phishing detection. We talk to a member of the winning team. And, Johannes Ullrich of The Internet Storm Center joins us to talk about a study he did to measure the frequency of attacks on a common IoT device: digital video recorders.