Tag: Internet of Things

The European Commission is contemplating labels for Internet connected devices that inform consumers about their security and privacy practices.

German Electronics Store Sued for Selling Un-Patchable Android Phones

In-brief: That’ll be $99, or $150 without the vulnerabilities! A lawsuit in Germany is trying to force stores to come clean about security holes in the products they sell to consumers. 

Security cameras by the firm Axios were just one of potentially thousands of connected devices that harbor a software hole dubbed Devils Ivy. (Graphic courtesy of Axios.)

Security Camera Flaw could lurk in Thousands of Devices

In-brief: a vulnerability dubbed “Devil’s Ivy” affects hundreds of cameras by the firm Axios and – likely – thousands of other devices made by some of the world’s top technology brands. It’s another example of widespread software supply chain security risks.

A story about attempts to hack South Carolina's election systems warrants scrutiny. (Image courtesy of Library of Congress.)

Maybe ignore that South Carolina Election Hacking Story

In-brief: a story claiming more than 100,000 hack attempts on South Carolina’s election systems raises more questions than it answers about efforts to tamper with the U.S.’s voting systems. 

With an Eye on IoT Security ARM buys Simulity for $15m

With an Eye on IoT Security ARM buys Simulity for $15m

In-brief: ARM’s purchase of Simulity adds the ability to do over the air updates to embedded SIM chips and highlights ARM’s efforts to build out security and management at IoT scale. 

Five states have introduced right to repair laws that will give consumers and independent repair shops access to information needed to service popular electronics like Apple's iPhone.

Will ‘Right to Repair’ imperil IoT Security?

In-brief: the firm Pen Test Partners notes that there are security arguments against expanding right to repair laws. But do they stand up to scrutiny?