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The IoT tsunami is coming

The Internet of Things will change everything, in all sectors...and you'd better have a plan.

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Amazon patent gives Alexa ability to detect illness, 'emotional abnormality'

Amazon's Alexa may one day detect your real-time status, if you're sick, or if you have an "emotional abnormality" and target you with ads based on the voice analysis.

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Microsoft patch for JET flaw zero-day is ‘incomplete,’ Windows still vulnerable

Microsoft's fix for the zero-day JET flaw only limits the vulnerability, doesn't eliminate it. Meanwhile, a Pentagon breach affects 30,000 workers, and a vigilante hacker is patching vulnerable MikroTik routers.

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Securing connected medical devices: Will categorizing them as ICS help?

Now that they’re no longer protected by an “air gap,” let’s consider what’s needed to protect connected medical devices from security threats.

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BlackVue dashcams share cars' mapped GPS locations, stream video feeds and audio

Thanks to default cloud settings, BlackVue dashcam customers may be live-streaming video and audio from their vehicles, as well as having their location mapped.

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New vicious Torii IoT botnet discovered

Move over, Mirai. There’s a new, much more sophisticated IoT botnet boss. The Torii IoT botnet has advanced techniques and persistence methods.

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What is IIoT?

The Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, is the application of instrumentation and connected sensors and other devices to machinery and vehicles. What that means in practice varies widely. Watch this 2-minute video to get up to...

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Over 3,700 exposed 3D printers open to remote attackers

Thousands of exposed 3D printers open to remote attackers could be used for sabotage, espionage, or spying. OctoPrint responded with a guide to safe remote access.

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Securing IoT devices: Fortinet's FortiNAC automates the process

Fortinet’s network access control solution, FortiNAC, automatically discovers, controls, and enforces Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints.

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Hacking smart buildings

Smart buildings are giant IoT devices begging to get hacked. A new report offers concrete advice on how to mitigate the risk to building automation and control systems (BACS).

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Smart cities and security vulnerabilities | Salted Hash Ep 46

In this episode, host Steve Ragan talks with Charles Henderson, global managing partner at IBM's X-Force Red, about smart cities and the potential vulnerabilities in IoT, as well as Daniel Crowley, research director at X-Force Red.

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Mirai leveraging Aboriginal Linux to target multiple platforms

The Mirai botnet hasn't gone away, you don't hear about it much, but the code has been constantly updated and maintained. Recently, Symantec's Dinesh Venkatesan discovered a command and control (C&C) server hosting various types of...

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32,000 smart homes can be easily hacked due to misconfigured MQTT servers

Thanks to MQTT servers which are either misconfigured or not protected with a password, it is easy peasy to hack a smart home. Shodan shows over 49,000 misconfigured MQTT servers and more than 32,000 which don't have even so much as a...

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Botnet of smart air conditioners and water heaters could bring down the power grid

If "smart" appliances that connect to the internet were to be used in a botnet, it could cause large-scale blackouts of the power grid, researchers warn.

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Review: Monitoring IT, OT and IoT devices with ForeScout

ForeScout is one of a very few programs that can help to track and manage operational technology and IoT devices alongside of information technology. Everything from lighting controllers to HVAC units can be discovered and managed.

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Hacking pacemakers, insulin pumps and patients' vital signs in real time

At the recent Black Hat and Def Con events, researchers showed how they are able to hack medical devices, including pacemakers and insulin pumps, and patients' vital signs in real time.

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Researchers reveal 20 vulnerabilities in Samsung SmartThings Hub

Samsung released firmware to patch 20 flaws that if exploited, could have let attackers remotely control and even physically damage IoT gadgets connected the SmartThings Hub.

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Tech Talk: Machine learning and AI deciphered

Breaking through the hype around machine learning and artificial intelligence, our panel of Ken Mingis, Michael Simon and Serdar Yegulalp talk through the definitions and implications of the technology.

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