The report, “WearFit: Security Design Analysis of a Wearable Fitness Tracker”, argues poorly designed wearables are a security threat. The IEEE report says the popularity of wearables coupled with the amount of sensitive personal data they collect and share with third-parties make them an attractive target. IEEE’s focus for this report is on fitness trackers worn on the wrist that track heart rate, physical activity, have sensors such as accelerometers and can use a third-party device’s connecti
In the eyes of many, including Scott Erven, a medical device security advocate who spoke at last week’s Security Analyst Summit, the healthcare sector is a good 10 to 15 years behind the retail sector when it comes to security.
The team was very interested in peeling the layers in the financial transactions and seeing how far we could go with information available in the open. They wanted to find out if there were indeed many criminals behind the ruthless ransomware or just a handful of very organized gangs. Also, much of the data analyzed is from before the FBI, in October 2015, advised victims to pay up to recover the data.
Proactively upgrading legacy hashes is a security win over an opportunistic strategy (rehashing when the user logs in, but leave the insecure hashes in the database for inactive users): With a proactive strategy, if your server gets compromised before everyone logs in again, their passwords are already using an acceptable algorithm.
The Stuxnet computer worm that destroyed centrifuges inside Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment site was only one element of a much larger US-prepared cyberattack plan that targeted Iran's air defenses, communications systems, and key parts of its power grid, according to articles published Tuesday.