Post Tagged with: "Mobile Threats"

Smart TV + Rogue App = Surveillance Device

May 24, 2016 10:300 comments
A flaw in the way Google's Android verifies mobile applications opens the door to widespread attacks, according to researchers from Bluebox Security.

In-brief: researchers have demonstrated how a snooping Android application can turn an Android based smart television set into an omnibus surveillance device. Get ready for more IoT misappropriations like this.

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NHTSA Drafting Cyber Security Guidelines for Light Vehicles

April 15, 2016 12:340 comments
NHTSA Drafting Cyber Security Guidelines for Light Vehicles

In-brief: The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) is drafting cyber security guidelines for light vehicles, the agency’s first major initiative exclusively focused on the security of connected cars.

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Research Raises More Alarms on Connected Home Products

April 1, 2016 12:570 comments
Research Raises More Alarms on Connected Home Products

In-brief: A new study by BitDefender suggests that security lapses dampen the appeal of smart home appliances and could (literally) open the door to burglars.

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Finding Balance on the Internet of Things

March 21, 2016 08:451 comment
The Internet of Things is disrupting long-held notions of privacy, security and safety says Marc Blackmer of Cisco Systems.

In-brief: For all its promise, the Internet of Things is poised to disrupt long-held, societal notions of privacy, safety and security, argues Marc Blackmer of Cisco Systems. 

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FBI: Beware of Full Network Ransomware

March 15, 2016 22:490 comments
The FBI warned about ransomware that is attempting to encrypt entire networks. But what's new here?

In-brief: the FBI has issued an alert warning of ransomware attacks that attempt to encrypt an organization’s entire network. But has anything changed? 

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