Post Tagged with: "patching"

Another Supply Chain Mystery: IP Cameras Ship With Malicious Software

April 14, 2016 19:310 comments
A network of 900 Closed Circuit Cameras were involved in a denial of service attack against a cloud-based service said the firm Imperva.

In-brief: The discovery of a malicious link buried in software for a common IP camera sold on Amazon and other online retail outlets is just the latest example of supply chain based threats to connected products.  

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UL Charges for Cyber Standards, Draws Scrutiny

April 13, 2016 19:252 comments
A lab at Underwriters Laboratories, circa 1946. The group is coming under fire for refusing to publish the details of its new cyber security testing standards. (Image courtesy of The Library of Congress.)

In-brief: Product testing firm Underwriters Laboratories drew scrutiny by charging for copies of new standards for connected devices. But security experts say the new UL standards are poised to have a big impact – especially in industries like medicine and critical infrastructure. 

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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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Google: Lessons of Android Shape IoT Vision

February 29, 2016 21:090 comments
Smart television sets that rely on the Android operating system could be vulnerable to ransomware, a Symantec researcher warns.

In-brief: A prominent Googler says the company is committed to keeping the Android operating system open source, but wouldn’t mind the security benefits that come with Apple’s closed iOS ecosystem, either!

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IBM Research Calls Out Smart Building Risks

February 5, 2016 17:330 comments
A test of building management software found that it was often weakly protected and Internet connected.

In-brief: IBM researchers are warning that building automation systems pose a security risk to companies – and one that few companies take seriously. 

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