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.
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.