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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1325 "Smart" electrical socket leaks your email address, can launch DDoS attacks
According to security researchers from Bitdefender, there is an insecure IoT smart electrical socket on the market that leaks your Wi-Fi password, your email credentials (if configured), and is also poorly coded, allowing attackers to hijack the device and use it for DDoS attacks.

Bitdefender didn't reveal the device's manufacturer but said the company is working on a fix, which will release in late Q3 2016.
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#1325 "Smart" electrical socket leaks your email address, can launch DDoS attacks
#1324 Malware infected all Eddie Bauer stores in US, Canada
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