Burglars can use a recently disclosed security flaw affecting several Google Nest cams to make vulnerable cameras go offline for approximately 60 to 90 seconds. The flaw can be exploited via the cameras' Bluetooth connection and can provide thieves with the time window they need to get close and break into a home unseen.
A new malware strain named Imeij has been detected in the wild targeting equipment made by Taiwanese manufacturer AVTech. According to Trend Micro researchers, the malware is exploiting a security flaw which AVTech engineers failed to patch in October 2016.
Lab tests carried out by Dutch scientists have shown that some of today's "smart" electrical meters may give out false readings that in some cases can be 582% higher than actual energy consumption.
What started as an analysis of a simple security flaw in a random wireless IP camera turned into seven vulnerabilities that affect over 1,250 camera models and expose nearly 200,000 cameras to hacking.
Believe it or not, there are DVRs and IP cameras available online today that you could hack just like in the movies, in a matter of seconds.
Germany's telecommunications regulator has issued a ban against a line of smart toys called "My Friend Cayla," calling the toy an espionage device, and recommending that parents destroy all toy instances at once.
A ransomware infection has locked guests out of their rooms at Romantik Seehotel Jägerwirt, a four-star hotel in the Austrian Alps, on the lip of the Turracher Höhe mountain lake.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against D-Link, a Taiwanese hardware manufacturer, for misrepresentations about the security of various devices it sold in the US, and for failing to take action and secure devices when security flaws were reported.
Most smart meters that are installed, or are soon to be installed, in hundreds of millions of homes around the world are woefully insecure and can be easily hacked by a remote attacker to alter energy consumption levels, hack other smart devices in the user's home, or even cause the meter to explode.
Somebody is building a botnet by infecting Linux servers and Linux-based IoT devices with a new malware strain named Rakos. First detected online over the summer, this new malware strain is harmless, at least in its current variant.
Netgear has expanded the list of routers vulnerable to a simple yet dangerous exploit that came to light last week, and which is trivial to weaponize and allows attackers to take control over affected devices.
Around six months ago, an Internet service provider (ISP) doing business in the Middle East was forced to ask a security researcher for help in order to regain access to over 15,000 routers it was about to lose control of.
Hundreds of thousands of IP cameras from several vendors are affected by two zero-day vulnerabilities that allow an attacker to hijack the device, use it as a pivot point for other attacks, or spy on the camera's owner.
Sony has released firmware updates that remove a remotely exploitable backdoor account from 80 models of IP and security cameras.
Vivaldi Technologies released Vivaldi 1.5 today, the latest version of their phenomenal and well-received Vivaldi browser, which through today's release has added support for a crucial feature known as delta updates, but also become the first browser in the world to support out-of-the-box integration with an IoT device.
The case of the Netis router firmware backdoor shows you that even if a company puts out a patch to resolve security issues, the problem lingers on for years, as users fail to update their devices, or the patch itself fails to properly fix the issue.
A botnet of IoT (Internet of Things) devices created with the Linux/Moose malware is behind many bots that are plaguing social networks such as YouTube, Periscope, Twitter, and Instagram, above all.
Security researchers have created an experimental IoT worm that can spread on its own to nearby compatible smart devices, causing havoc inside a modern smart city by allowing an attacker to jam WiFi connections, disturb the electric grid, or brick devices making entire critical systems inoperable.
Canonical announced yesterday the availability of Ubuntu Core 16, a slimmed down version of the Ubuntu operating system that wants to be the de-facto OS for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which currently have a bad reputation when it comes to delivering security updates, something at which Ubuntu is a lot better.