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Prediction: Rough Road Ahead in 2014 For Security and Internet of Things

https://media.blubrry.com/the_security_ledger_podcasts/p/securityledger.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Year-End-Predictions-with-Mark-Stanislav-of-DUO-Security.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download () | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | TuneIn | RSS | https://www.securityledger.com/subscribeWith the New Year fast approaching, it’s (unofficially) ‘prediction season,’ when everyone worth their salt stares into the crystal ball and tries to imagine what the world will look like 12 months hence. To sort through our 2014 predictions, we called on Mark Stanislav, the chief Security Evangelist at Duo Security. Mark is a seasoned security researcher who has taken an interest in the security of the Internet of Things. Earlier this year, we wrote about research Mark did on the IZON Camera, an IP-enabled home surveillance camera that is sold by big-box retail stores like Best Buy, as well as by the Apple Store. Beneath the IZON’s polished exterior, the IZON was a mess of sloppy coding and poor security implementation, Stanislav discovered. Like many […]

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ThingWorx Says IoT Marketplace Will Speed Adoption

ThingWorx, the ‘platform as a service’ (PaaS) vendor, has made empowering the Internet of Things (or Internet of Everything) its rallying cry. Now the company says it is the first to market with an IoT “marketplace” that it claims will speed development of smart, connected products. The company announced ThingWorx Marketplace at Salesforce.com’s “Dreamforce” event in San Francisco on Monday. The new platform will allow ThingWorx and third party firms to offer “components and services” that are needed to build full-featured IoT applications. Those may be things like new kinds of sensors, widgets, device connectors, protocol adapters, hooks into device clouds or integrations with enterprise management platforms, according to a ThingWorx statement. The platform will be accessible by ThingWorx partners, independent hardware and software vendors, and third party developers, the company said.  Enterprises will be able to deploy private instances of the Marketplace to host internally developed applications, application templates, analytics, […]

iPhone TouchID Falls To Well-Known Hack

Apple’s Touch ID may be the new thing when it comes to signing on to your iPhone. But the underlying finger print scanning technology proved vulnerable to a very old-school attack, according to information posted by the German hacking crew The Chaos Computer Club (CCC). The group announced late Saturday that it was able to successfully bypass TouchID with a fake fingerprint, lifted from a glass surface. “This demonstrates – again – that fingerprint biometrics is unsuitable as access control method (sp) and should be avoided,” the group wrote in blog post announcing the compromise. Apple’s Touch ID biometric sign-on was the major new feature in the just-released iPhone 5S (the feature is not offered for the lower-cost 5C, which was also just announced.) The feature makes use of technology Apple acquired in July 2012 with the firm AuthenTec, and its addition to the iPhone line was no surprise. But […]

Experts Crowd Source Bounty To Defeat iPhone 5S TouchID

A group of security enthusiasts, including some leading figures in the IT security industry, have pledged their hard-earned cash toward a bounty for the first hacker who can fool Apple’s new iPhone 5s Touch ID fingerprint scanner using a fingerprint lifted without the owner’s consent. A web site, istouchidhackedyet.com, has been set up to coordinate the campaign, with more than $14,000 in pledges committed (via Twitter posts) from a Who’s Who of  the IT security community. The project was the brainchild of Robert David Graham of Errata Security (@ErrataRob) and Nick De Petrillo (@nickdepetrillo) of Crucial Security, who launched the contest and set up the web site to collect donations.  Security luminaries from across the globe chipped in funds to build a bounty, including Travis Goodspeed ($50) and Nick Percoco (@c7five) of the security firm Trustwave ($250). The largest single donation – $10,000 – came by way of Arturas Rosenbacher (@arturas) […]

iPhone’s Touch ID Gives A Big Boost To Biometrics

Apple Corp. introduced the latest versions of its iPhone mobile phone yesterday to great fanfare, though the fever pitch that was common during the reign of Steve Jobs was noticeably absent. There were a flurry of articles and opinion pieces like this one, wondering whether Apple had lost its mojo, were common. And it goes without saying that if the headline is wondering whether you’ve lost your mojo, then you most certainly have. Still, Apple didn’t disappoint with its iPhone and iOS updates, particularly in the security arena. Indeed, the long-rumored addition of a finger print reader may have been the most prominent new feature in an update where the most prominent changes (a faster, 64-bit processor, higher resolution camera, etc. ) were transparent to the user. So what do you need to know about the new iPhone and its biometric authentication feature? And how will the new iPhone 5S […]