Post Tagged with: "vulnerabilities"

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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The Worm (Re)Turns, Targets Embedded Linux AirOS

May 22, 2016 09:270 comments
Vulnerable AirMax gear from Ubiquiti networks is being targeted by an Internet worm exploiting a known hole in the AirOS embedded Linux operating system.

In-brief: A self-reproducing Internet worm is spreading globally, infecting embedded systems running AirOS, Linux-based firmware that runs hardware like wireless routers and wireless access points.

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Banks Scrutinize SWIFT Following Electronic Heists

May 18, 2016 17:150 comments
Banks Scrutinize SWIFT Following Electronic Heists

In-brief: U.S. banking giant JP Morgan Chase is limiting employees’ access to the SWIFT  messaging service, the latest response to a string of attacks on the critical, interbank service.

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NIST Guidance takes on Cyber Physical Systems

May 11, 2016 09:370 comments
The digital "exhaust" emitted by Internet of Things technologies could pose the biggest privacy and security risk in the future.

In-brief: The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) released a draft publication that recommends ways to improve the security of systems during the engineering phase, including so-called cyber physical systems on the Internet of Things.

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EFF Warns of Security Culture Gap at Hardware Engineering Firms | TechCrunch

May 9, 2016 18:060 comments
EFF Warns of Security Culture Gap at Hardware Engineering Firms | TechCrunch

In-brief: A senior attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation warned about the security knowledge gap facing traditional engineering firms as they pivot to making connected devices. 

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