On Tuesday, August 8, smart locks manufacturer LockState botched an over-the-air firmware update for its WiFi enabled smart locks, causing the devices to lose connectivity to the vendor's servers and the ability to open doors for its users.
The author of the BrickerBot malware has claimed a cyber-attack that took place in various Indian states and has caused over 60,000 modems and routers to lose Internet connectivity.
Two US security researchers have found vulnerabilities in smart car wash solutions sold by PDQ, a US-based vendor of Internet-connected car wash equipment and software.
Some clever hackers found new ways to use the smart devices surrounding us, according to a report published last week by UK-based cyber-defense company Darktrace.
Roomba maker iRobot Corp announced future plans to sell maps of users' homes to advertisers, according to an interview iRobot CEO Colin Angle gave yesterday.
wSomeone is using the SambaCry vulnerability to install a backdoor trojan on Linux devices running older versions of the Samba file-sharing server.
A vulnerability codenamed Devil's Ivy is putting thousands of Internet-connected devices at risk of hacking.
The maker of a smart home security system has failed to patch five security issues in the firmware of his product. These flaws allow an attacker to bypass authentication, take over devices, and disable alarm systems, leaving homes exposed to burglaries.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has issued a public service announcement about the improper security and privacy protections provided by manufacturers of Internet-connected smart toys, also known as IoT toys.
A Pennsylvania judge has sentenced Adam Flanagan, 42, of Bala Cynwyd, PA to one year and one day in prison for hacking and damaging the IT networks of several water utility providers across the US East Coast. The sentence was passed down last week for crimes committed in the spring of 2014.
Simple statistics can tell you a lot about the state of security in a market niche. For example, if we'd said that just five passwords would grant you access to 10% of all the IoT devices available online, you'd be right to feel concerned.