The publication of proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code in a public vulnerabilities database has lead to increased activity from Mirai-based IoT botnets, Li Fengpei, a security researcher with Qihoo 360 Netlab, told Bleeping Computer today.
A month after Amazon launched Amazon Key, security experts have already identified a flaw in the device's mode of operation that could allow rogue deliverymen to re-enter customer homes without being recorded.
Over 20 million Amazon Echo and Google Home devices running on Android and Linux are vulnerable to attacks via the BlueBorne vulnerability, IoT cyber-security firm Armis announced today.
Avira has announced a new security solution called SmartThings that aims to protect consumers from the lack of security found in most Internet of Things devices.
Logitech will intentionally brick all Harmony Link universal hubs next year, on March 16, 2018. The company has emailed all Harmony Link customers with the bad news.
LG Electronics has avoided a security disaster this summer after it worked with security researchers to patch a vulnerability in the mobile app that customers are using to control a breadth of LG smart home devices.
Since mid-September, a new IoT botnet has grown to massive proportions. Codenamed IoT_reaper (Reaper for this article), researchers estimate its current size at nearly two million infected devices.
The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has issued a public service announcement on the security and privacy concerns surrounding modern children's smartwatches.
Modern-day ships aren't that hard to hack according to Ken Munro, a security researcher at Pen Test Partners, a UK cyber-security company. Speaking at a conference in Athens, Greece, Munro detailed some of the most appalling security lapses he found while investigating naval ships that had equipment exposed online.
Gjoko Krstic, a security researcher with Zero Science Labs, has discovered secret hard-coded accounts in thermal security cameras manufactured by FLIR Systems, Inc., one of the largest vendor of such products.
Security researchers at Google have found seven security bugs in the Dnsmasq application that put an inestimable number of desktops, servers, smartphones, routers, and other IoT devices at risk of hacking.
A security firm's investigation of modern smart sex toys has revealed just how exposed most IoT devices running BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) really are.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can be used as a means to bridge air-gapped networks with the outside world, allowing remote attackers to send commands to malware placed inside a target's isolated network.
Security researchers have discovered eight vulnerabilities — codenamed collectively as BlueBorne — in the Bluetooth implementations used by over 5.3 billion devices.
In one of the most epic fails of epic fails, a malware dev used the same Skype ID to advertise his IoT botnet, but also to apply for jobs on freelancing portals.
Almost a year after the emergence of the Mirai botnet, smart devices are still facing a barrage of credential attacks, and a device left connected to the Internet with default credentials will be hijacked in about two minutes.
Metadata from web traffic generated by smart devices installed in a home can reveal quite a lot of information about the owner's habits and lifestyle.