Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1191 IoT insecurity: Pinpointing the problems
It’s a coin toss whether or not that Internet of Things device you depend on is secure. Those unacceptable 50/50 odds come from a survey by IOActive where technology professionals were asked about the security of connected devices from thermostats, security cameras to alarm systems.

Those numbers may be hard to swallow, but recent headlines concerning connected devices, sensors and controls – ranging from SCADA, IoT and M2M – suggests that what might seem like chicken-little opinions about IoT security may not be too far from the reality.

A study by HP’s security unit Fortify found that 70 percent of popular consumer IoT devices are easily hackable. When Kaspersky Lab examined industrial controls systems exposed to the Shodan search engine it found seven percent of 172,982 ICS components vulnerable to attack had “critical” issues.
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#1191 IoT insecurity: Pinpointing the problems
#1190 Nearly six million fraud and cyber crimes last year, ONS says
#1189 Tinder safe dating spam uses safety to scam users out of money
#1188 Jackware: When connected cars meet ransomware
#1187 Hidden 'backdoor' in Dell security software gives hackers full access
#1186 CrypMIC ransomware wants to follow CryptXXX’s footsteps
#1185 Update now: Macs and iPhones have a Stagefright-style bug!
#1184 Facebook malware – the missing piece
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