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.
Security researchers from Pen Test Partners have discovered a new vulnerability that could allow the Mirai IoT worm to survive between device reboots, allowing the creation of a permanent IoT botnet.
IP cameras manufactured by Chinese vendor Fosscam are riddled with security flaws that allow an attacker to take over the device and penetrate your network.
The author of the Rakos malware has built himself a nicely-sized botnet, according to a post today by Renato Marinho of Morphus Labs.
The ever-growing Hajime botnet is starting to worry security researchers as the botnet has reached a massive size, estimated at 300,000 infected devices.
Security researchers from Neseso are sounding the alarm on a vulnerability they've discovered in Samsung smart TVs that Samsung declined to fix.
A new botnet is slowly building critical mass on the back of unsecured webcams and IP cameras, currently mass-scanning the Internet for vulnerable devices.
Just like Wifatch and Hajime, the BrickerBot malware is also the work of a vigilante grey-hat, who goes online by the name of Janit0r, a nickname he chose on the Hack Forums discussion boards.
Hajime, an IoT malware strain discovered last October, appears to be the work of a vigilante who has set out to take over and neutralize as many smart devices as possible before other botnets like Mirai can get ahold of them.
Security researchers from Pen Test Partners have discovered pretty glaring security flaws in Aga's line of smart ovens.
For around a week at the end of March, one of the many versions of the Mirai malware was spotted delivering a Bitcoin-mining module to its infected hosts, which typically are routers, DVRs, and IP cameras.
A particular TP-Link router model will spew out its admin password in cleatext to anyone that sends an SMS message to the router's SIM card with a particular script inside, according to German security researcher Jan Hörsch.
A Chinese company that manufactures white-labeled DVRs still hasn't patched a security flaw that's been targeted by IoT botnets for over a year.
Over the weekend, a disgruntled customer was taught a lesson in civility after the owner of an IoT company disabled client's product after a post on the vendor's forum and a negative Amazon review.
A "smart" dildo with an embedded video camera, sold under the name of Siime Eye and created and assembled by US manufacturer Svakom, contains a slew of security flaws that allow attackers to watch video streams without authorization and even go as far as to replace firmware and completely take over the device.
Scientists from two Israeli universities have come up with a way to use flatbed scanners as relay points when sending commands to malware installed on an air-gapped computer. Further research also revealed the scanner could also be used to relay stolen data to a nearby attacker.
A new attack on smart TVs allows a malicious actor to take over devices using rogue DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting — Terrestrial) signals, get root access on the smart TV, and use the device for all sorts of nasty actions, ranging from DDoS attacks to spying on end users.