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Is Google’s Rowhammer the Future of IoT Attacks?

March 30, 2015 14:410 comments
Is Google’s Rowhammer the Future of IoT Attacks?

In-brief: Infoworld’s Roger Grimes makes the case that Google’s recent Rowhammer exploit may be a sign of things to come as attackers look for common platforms to attack the Internet of Things.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Intel: New Approach Needed to Secure Connected Health Devices

March 23, 2015 13:510 comments
In a new report, The Atlantic Foundation and Intel Security warns that risks accompany the rewards of connected medical devices.

In-brief: connected medical devices pose a number of risks to patients, including the threat of “targeted killings,” according to a report by Intel Security. The fix: better application design and more public-private sector cooperation. Like this:Like Loading…

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Could Moore’s Law Solve The IoT Security Problem?

March 20, 2015 15:140 comments
Will hardware and software advancements solve the IoT security problem for us?

There’s an interesting roundup piece on Internet of Things security by Nermin Hajdarbegovic over at the technical jobs site Toptal. Hajdarbegovic provides a summary of some of the recent IoT reports – by Kaspersky Lab (the “Internet of Crappy Things” report, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Wind River. (We covered the FTC and Wind River reports here and here.) It’s worth a read. Hajdarbegovic is mostly optimistic about the future of the Internet of Things and the ability of the “market” to address the security and privacy issues that currently exists. From his blog post: “As the IoT market grows, we will see more investment, and as hardware matures, we will get improved security. Chipmakers like Intel and ARM will be keen to offer better security with each new generation, since security could be a market differentiator, allowing them to grab more design wins and gain a bigger share. “Technology […]

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OpenSSL Issuing Fixes for High Severity Flaws on Thursday

March 17, 2015 10:500 comments
OpenSSL will issue an emergency patch on Thursday following discovery of a critical security flaw.

In-brief: The OpenSSL Project is publishing software updates to address a range of security flaws, at least one of them rated “critical.” The update comes amid a comprehensive audit of the OpenSSL code.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Amazon’s Springs for IoT Telemetry Startup 2lemetry

March 16, 2015 11:310 comments
Amazon said last week that it acquired 2lemetry, an IoT focused middleware and analytics firm.

In-brief: 2lemetry, a Denver, Colorado-based startup that manages data from Internet connected devices said last week that it had been acquired by cloud giant Amazon.com. Like this:Like Loading…

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