Tag: Internet of Things

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New IoT Security Regulations on Tap in U.S., U.K.

Lawmakers in the U.S. and U.K. are readying new laws that will crack down on insecure Internet of Things devices in both the public and private sectors.

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Norsk Hydro Hit with ‘Severe’ LockerGoga Ransomware Attack

Global aluminum manufacturer Norsk Hydro was hit with an alleged ransomware attack Tuesday. The attack is having a major impact on the company’s global business and production.

Devices’ UPnP Service Emerges as Key Threat to Home IoT Networks

Home connected device users are putting their IoT networks at risk by leaving exposed a common service devices use to seamlessly connect and communicate with each other, according to cybersecurity firm Trend Micro. Hackers recently have been found to exploit the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) service of poorly configured routers and home networking devices, as evidenced by an attack earlier this year that allegedly hijacked thousands of Chromecast streaming dongles, Google Home devices and smart TVs to play an ad for a YouTuber PewDiePie’s channel. This event prompted Trend Micro researchers dig deeper into UPnP, discovering that the potential to exploit this service remains significant as many home users are leaving UPnP enabled–unknowingly or not–and often with older, unpatched versions of the service installed on devices, they said. “In a nutshell, we found that most devices still use old versions of UPnP libraries,” wrote Tony Yang, a Trend Micro […]

EU calls for End to Default Passwords on Internet of Things

A group representing European telecommunications firms last week published technical specifications for securing a wide range of consumer Internet of Things devices including toys, smart cameras and wearable health trackers.

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Testimony: There’s No Internet of Things Risk in Repair

A proposed right to repair law in New Hampshire won’t make the Internet of Things one iota less secure. It will benefit consumers and the planet by extending the useful life of a wide range of connected devices, while making it easier to keep them secure throughout their useful life.