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Flaws in the Nucleus embedded TCP/IP stack puts critical systems at risk

The NUCLEUS:13 vulnerabilities can allow remote code execution or denial of service attacks. Billions of devices could be affected.

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BusyBox flaws highlight need for consistent IoT updates

Some of the 14 vulnerabilities could result in remote code execution or denial of service attacks.

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Securing the edge: 4 trends to watch

The global COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated some of the security risks associated with the move to a more distributed computing model. Here are 4 ways security organizations are responding as edge computing threats evolve.

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BlackBerry faces bad PR by failing to go public with BadAlloc vulnerability

Although the company informed its OEM customers of the vulnerability, users of IoT devices running its QNX OS were potentially kept in the dark.

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IoT devices have serious security deficiencies due to bad random number generation

It's not the IoT vendors' fault. Lack of a cryptographically secure pseudo-random number generator subsystem for the internet of things devices will be vulnerable.

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Serious flaws in widespread embedded TCP/IP stack endanger industrial control devices

Critical vulnerabilities potentially affect millions of devices, but finding and patching them will be difficult.

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The race to secure 5G

The arrival of 5G technology introduces a new era of digital transformation. Security can't be an afterthought.

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DDoS explained: How distributed denial of service attacks are evolving

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is when attackers attempt to make it impossible for a service to be delivered, typically by drowning a system with requests for data. They have been part of the criminal toolbox for twenty...

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Remote work raises threats from consumer IoT devices

With the rise of working from home, companies need to protect themselves against a wide range of consumer devices, including smart light bulbs.

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Publicly known support credentials expose GE Healthcare imaging devices to hacking

The vulnerability gives hackers a means to access sensitive data, execute malicious code on devices and impact their operation.

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New US IoT law aims to improve edge device security

The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act will require device manufacturers to meet new security standards for government contracts. Carryover effect expected for the private sector.

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InterPlanetary Storm cross-platform P2P botnet infects computers and IoT devices

IPStorm's ability to infect Android, macOS and Windows devices as well as those that are Linux-based makes it much more dangerous.

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Edge computing: The next generation of innovation

The future of enterprise tech won't be confined to the data center mothership -- nor even the public cloud. Wedded to the internet of things, edge computing puts processing horsepower wherever it needs to go.

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Solar power shines light on security for the renewable energy industry

Solar power plants have massive numbers of vulnerable internet-connected devices. It's recent focus on cybersecurity is awakening the rest of the renewable energy industry to the threat.

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8 ways 5G mobile networks will change IoT security, and how to prepare

Every internet of things security issue will be greatly magnified in a 5G environment. Address these eight areas before you deploy your own.

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Critical flaws in embedded TCP/IP library impact millions of IoT devices across industries

The memory corruption flaws exist in a wide range of commercial and consumer devices, and can allow full takeover of them.

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New cybersecurity recommendations for US government target IoT, social media

The COVID-19 pandemic spurs the Cyberspace Solarium Commission policy initiative to issue a set of four security recommendations for the federal government in the wake of the crisis.

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4 ways edge computing changes your threat model

Edge computing provides more opportunities for attackers to access devices--and your network--remotely and physically. These are the risks you need to consider.

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