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IoT search engine ZoomEye cached passwords for tens of thousands of Dahua DVRs

IoT search engine ZoomEye scanned and stored Dahua DVR login credentials for anyone to find. Users should update vulnerable firmware before someone hacks the device.

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Lawmakers ask FTC to investigate smart TV privacy concerns

Two senators, alarmed about the potential of smart TVs to spy on users, asked the FTC to investigate the privacy policies and practices of smart TV manufacturers.

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Staying secure as the IoT tsunami hits

The ubiquitous adoption of devices in virtually every industry is creating a massive, global security gap. Data science can help reign in the risks.

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Thieves hack Marathon gas station, steal $1,800 of gas

Hackers used a 'remote device' to steal 600 gallons of gas, valued at $1,800, from a prepaid Marathon gas pump in Detroit.


Polar fitness app exposed personal information of soldiers and spies

Reporters used the Polar fitness app's Explore API to determine GPS location data of sensitive locations, as well as names and addresses of soldiers and spies.

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5 things to know about fitness trackers and security in 2018

Activity trackers, including dedicated fitness trackers and smartwatches, can expose enterprise networks if not properly managed and connected.

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Celebrate increased privacy: Supreme Court rules against warrantless location tracking

Celebrate your Fourth Amendment rights, the Supreme Court’s ruling against warrantless location tracking, and the impact that may have on technologies in the future.

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Privacy breach: Home security camera footage sent to wrong person

Home security video from a Swann smart camera was sent to the wrong customer, enabling the person to see and hear activity of a different family.

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IoT security a concern, but most companies don't have a way to detect attacks on ICS

Industrial organizations are concerned about IoT security, with 77% believing their ICS network will suffer an attack. Yet nearly half have no measures in place to detect such an attack.

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Not hackers, but exes are remotely controlling smart devices as a form of domestic abuse

A new pattern of domestic abuse behavior has ex-spouses and ex-partners remotely controlling smart devices in victims homes.

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Decade-old attack can pwn Google Home, Chromecast, Sonos and Roku

Several IoT devices are vulnerable to DNS rebinding attacks that could allow attackers to get your geographic location, gather recon for future attacks, or remotely control the devices.

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Researchers disclose 7 flaws in 390 Axis IP cameras, remote attacker could take control

If an attacker were to chain three of the flaws in the Axis IP cameras, they could remotely execute shell commands with root privileges. Update your firmware now.

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Crestron console service has critical vulnerability

Rapid7 disclosed Crestron flaw that can be used to gain root-level access and give attackers the ability to control commands being executed on the system.

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Bethesda’s Skyrim Very Special Edition can actually be played on Alexa

Turns out there is a skill you can enable to play Skyrim via Amazon's Alexa. Alexa, open Skyrim!

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Another baby monitor camera hacked

The latest baby monitor hacking incident involves a $34 FREDI wireless baby camera monitor. The hacked device was used to spy on a mother and her baby.


IT, OT and IoT: existential technology lifecycle management

If you give companies a way to make more money by making it clear that we only buy products that have been tested, approved and include security maintenance plans, those companies will rise to the occasion and work hard to get your...

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The IoT security survival guide

The internet of things presents significant security challenges to businesses of all types. Here’s what everyone needs to understand about IoT and its risks.

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Alexa, stop recording conversations and sending them to other people!

Amazon confirmed that an Echo recorded a couple's private conversation and sent it to another person without their knowledge or verbal consent.

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FBI: Reboot your home and small office routers to counter Russian malware

The FBI, DHS and DoJ advised rebooting your router to clear it from advanced stages of the Russian-linked malware VPNFilter.

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Voice squatting attacks: Hacks turn Amazon Alexa, Google Home into secret eavesdroppers

Researchers devise new two new attacks -- voice squatting and voice masquerading -- on Amazon Alexa and Google Home, allowing adversaries to steal personal information or silently eavesdrop.

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