Post Tagged with: "privacy"

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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Update: Smart Cities Seek Security, Privacy Expertise

May 17, 2016 11:350 comments
LED street signs equipped with sensors are just one smart city project piloted in Boston. But concerns about security and privacy can be hard to resolve.

In-brief: Cities and state governments often lack the expertise in cyber security that could help them properly assess the risks of smart city projects, including so-called “cyber physical” risks. (Editor’s note: updated with comments from Chris Rezendes of INEX.)

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Opinion: What Makes IoT Security So Hard?

April 5, 2016 11:450 comments
Companies looking to manufacture connected devices have to tackle four main challenges says Exosite CTO Mark Benson.

In-brief: What makes IoT security so hard for these companies? Exosite Chief Technology Officer Mark Benson has identified four, important factors to consider and address.

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Massive Breach at Law Firm Exposes Shell Companies

April 4, 2016 11:120 comments
Massive Breach at Law Firm Exposes Shell Companies

In-brief: A massive leak of sensitive client data from a Panama-based law firm, Mossack Fonseca, has sent shockwaves around the world: exposing shell companies and other tax havens set up by the wealthy, elected officials and celebrities.

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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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