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KRACK Detector is a tool to detect and prevent KRACK attacks in your network

How to discover if your network is vulnerable to KRACK attack? KRACK Detector is a script that can detect attacks against client devices on your network. Last week I published a post warning of many industrial networking devices from various vendors are still vulnerable to the recently disclosed KRACK attack (Key Reinstallation Attack). The Belgian research
Publish At:2017-11-06 10:45 | Read:209 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things KRACK attack KRACK

DDoS attacks in Q3 2017

News Overview In the third quarter of 2017, the trends of the preceding quarters continued to develop further. The number of DDoS attacks in China, the United States, South Korea and Russia increased, which were reflected in the statistics we gathered for botnets. A sharp surge in the number (more than 450 daily) and power (up to 15.8 million packets per sec
Publish At:2017-11-06 09:20 | Read:188 | Comments:0 | Tags:DDoS reports Featured Botnets DDoS-attacks Internet of Thing

Watch out! European Consumer Organisation warns of some kid GPS smartwatches have security flaws

Some kid smartwatches available for sale in Europe pose security and privacy risks, including potentially allowing hackers to take control over them. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) warns that most children’s GPS-tracking smartwatches represent a threat for them. Many devices are affected by security vulnerabilities that could be exploited by
Publish At:2017-10-22 06:05 | Read:304 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Hacking Internet of Things IoT kids

A new Mirai-Like IoT Botnet is growing in a new mysterious campaign

Malware researchers at Check Point have uncovered a new massive IoT botnet that presented many similarities with the dreaded Mirai. The new thing bot emerged at the end of September and appears much more sophisticated, according to the experts the malware already infected more than one million organizations worldwide. The malicious code tries to exploit many
Publish At:2017-10-22 06:05 | Read:281 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things Malware Cybercrime

Dnsmasq: A Reality Check and Remediation Practices

Dnsmasq is the de-facto tool for meeting the DNS/DHCP requirements of small servers and embedded devices. Recently, Google Security researchers identified seven vulnerabilities that can allow a remote attacker to execute code on, leak information from, or crash a device running a Dnsmasq version earlier than 2.78, if configured with certain options. Based on
Publish At:2017-10-21 18:05 | Read:138 | Comments:0 | Tags:Internet of Things Vulnerabilities Dnsmasq routers

A critical vulnerability affects Siemens smart meters

Siemens has just released a firmware update for the 7KT PAC1200 Siemens smart meters that addresses a critical vulnerability. Siemens has just released a firmware update for the 7KT PAC1200 Siemens smart meters to fix a critical vulnerability that can be exploited by remote attackers to bypass authentication and perform administrative actions on the device.
Publish At:2017-10-07 06:05 | Read:413 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things CVE-2017-9944 IoT S

Who Knows Your (Sex) Secrets? Internet of Sex Toys

Security researchers with Pen Test Partners have discovered a vulnerability in the Lovense Hush sex toys, an IoT-enabled butt plug. The recent discovery that internet connected sex toys have major security and privacy flaws should come as no shock but this does raise the issue of how to both satisfy the consumer’s needs while providing maximum protection.  T
Publish At:2017-10-01 20:55 | Read:325 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things Bluetooth IoT priva

Crooks using Linux.ProxyM IoT botnet to send spam messages

Experts at security firm Doctor Web discovered a new botnet of IoT devices leveraging the Linux.ProxyM, that is used by crooks for mass spam mailings. The most popular thingbot since now is the Mirai, but it isn’t the only one targeting Linux-based internet-of-things (IoT) devices. Researchers with security firm Doctor Web discovered a new botnet of Io
Publish At:2017-09-22 14:45 | Read:272 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Internet of Things Malware

Advisory: BlueBorne Reportedly Affects Billions of Bluetooth-Enabled Devices

by Vít Šembera (Cyber Threat Researcher) BlueBorne is a set of vulnerabilities affecting the implementation of Bluetooth in iOS, Android, Linux, Windows and Mac OS* devices. According to the researchers who uncovered them, BlueBorne affects around 5.3 billion Bluetooth-enabled devices. The immediate mitigation for BlueBorne is to patch the device, if there’s
Publish At:2017-09-15 23:05 | Read:459 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits Internet of Things Vulnerabilities BlueBorne Blueto

Connected Medicine and Its Diagnosis

Medical data is slowly but surely migrating from paper mediums to the digital infrastructure of medical institutions. Today, the data is “scattered” across databases, portals, medical equipment, etc. In some cases, the security of the network infrastructure of such organizations is neglected, and resources that process medical information are acc
Publish At:2017-09-13 08:00 | Read:205 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Publications infrastructure Internet of Things Secu

More than 1,700 valid Telnet credentials for IoT devices leaked online

Security researchers are warning of the availability online of a list of IoT devices and associated telnet credentials. The list has been available on Pastebin since June, but last week it was also shared via Twitter by the researcher Ankit Anubhav becoming rapidly viral. The original list was posted by someone who has previously published a dump of valid lo
Publish At:2017-08-27 01:10 | Read:451 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things botnet data leak Io

The Crisis of Connected Cars: When Vulnerabilities Affect the CAN Standard

In many instances, researchers and engineers have found ways to hack into modern, internet-capable cars, as has been documented and reported several times. One famous example is the Chrysler Jeep hack that researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek discovered. This hack and those that have come before it have mostly been reliant on specific vulnerabilities
Publish At:2017-08-16 13:40 | Read:474 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits Internet of Things intelligent transportation syste

US, China and the UK are top regions affected by IoT security threats

In the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem today, cyberattacks are becoming more diverse and sophisticated with cybercriminals taking over home network routers to launch attacks on smart home devices.Trend Micro’s recent report shows more than 1.8 million cyberattacks have been conducted through home network routers in the past six months.
Publish At:2017-08-16 02:40 | Read:338 | Comments:0 | Tags:Don't miss Featured news News Internet of Things survey Tren

Roughly 175,000 Chinese Internet Connected security cameras can be easily hacked

An estimated 175,000 Internet of Things (IoT) connected security cameras manufactured by Shenzhen Neo Electronics are vulnerable to cyber attacks. According to a new report from security provider Bitdefender, roughly 175,000 connected security cameras are vulnerable to cyber attacks. The vulnerable cameras are manufactured by the Chinese company Shenzhen Neo
Publish At:2017-08-02 13:35 | Read:780 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things botnet Cybercrime I

DDoS attacks in Q2 2017

News Overview The second quarter of 2017 saw DDoS attacks being more and more frequently used as a tool for political struggle. The Qatar crisis was accompanied by an attack on the website of Al Jazeera, the largest news network in the area, Le Monde and Le Figaro websites were targeted in the heat of the presidential election in France, and in Great Britain
Publish At:2017-08-01 17:45 | Read:517 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Quarterly Malware Reports Botnets DDoS-attacks Inte

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