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Is Cybersecurity Smart Enough to Protect Automated Buildings?

Hacked air conditioning and plummeting elevators?Imagine that you are in an elevator in a high rise building when suddenly the elevator starts to plummet with no apparent stopping mechanism other than the concrete foundation below.  While this may sound like something from a Hollywood movie, consider the idea that a securely tethered, fully functional e
Publish At:2020-11-25 03:02 | Read:70 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles ICS Security Automation ICS security IoT I

Lock and Code S1Ep20: Tracking the charities that track you online with Chris Boyd

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Chris Boyd, lead malware intelligence analyst for Malwarebytes, about charity organizations and online ad tracking. Though many might assume that these two topics have no overlap, they absolutely do. Ad tracking
Publish At:2020-11-23 14:48 | Read:95 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast capcom charities charity charity organizations Chris

IoT forecast: Running antivirus on your smart device?

In 2016, threat actors pulled off a basic but devastating botnet attack that harnessed the power of the Internet of Things (IoT). After gathering a list of 61 default username and password combinations for IoT devices, threat actors scanned the Internet for open Telnet ports and, when they found a vulnerable device, gained entry, eventually amassing an ar
Publish At:2020-11-19 17:12 | Read:105 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news antivirus DDos attack Internet of Things I

Adventures in MQTT Part II: Identifying MQTT Brokers in the Wild

The use of publicly accessible MQTT brokers is prevalent across numerous verticals and technology fields. I was able to identify systems related to energy production, hospitality, finance, healthcare, pharmaceutical manufacturing, building management, surveillance, workplace safety, vehicle fleet management, shipping, construction, natural resource managemen
Publish At:2020-11-19 02:44 | Read:100 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Internet of Things IoT MQTT vulnerabilites

A week in security (November 9 – November 15)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we reported on multiple patch releases: from Mozilla’s Firefox and Thunderbird to Google’s Chrome. We also had a chat with our resident experts, Adam Kujawa and John Donovan, about the future of IoT cybersecurity in our latest Lock and Code podcast episode. Lastly, we took a look at a new ransomware called RegretLo
Publish At:2020-11-16 15:06 | Read:101 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security amazon amazon scam android malware BBB Be

Avionics Safety and Secured Connectivity: A Look at DO-326A/ED-202A, DO-355 and DO-356

One of the major improvements that the avionics industry is undergoing is an Internet of Things (IoT) upgrade. And this is inevitably affecting how airlines approach aircraft safety. From the beginning, safety has been paramount to the aviation industry. But while it is a welcome innovation, the incorporation of IoT devices in aircraft comes with attendant c
Publish At:2020-11-12 03:01 | Read:111 | Comments:0 | Tags:Regulatory Compliance Aviation certification IoT Plane regul

Lock and Code S1Ep19: Forecasting IoT cybersecurity with John Donovan and Adam Kujawa

This week on Lock and Code, we offer something special for listeners—a backstage pass to a cybersecurity training that we held for employees during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which ended in October. The topic? The future of cybersecurity for the Internet of Things. Our guests, Chief Information Security Officer John Donovan and Security Evangelist
Publish At:2020-11-09 15:23 | Read:229 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast cybersecurity awareness month elections hacking hosp

Over 100 irrigation systems left exposed online without protection

Researchers found more than 100 smart irrigation systems running ICC PRO that were left exposed online without a password last month. Security experts from the Israeli security firm Security Joes discovered more than 100 irrigation systems running ICC PRO that were left exposed online without protection. ICC PRO is a top-shelf smart irrigation s
Publish At:2020-10-27 05:11 | Read:198 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking Internet of Things Security ICC PRO information secu

Taiwanese vendor QNAP issues advisory on Zerologon flaw

Taiwanese vendor QNAP published an advisory to warn customers that certain versions of its NAS OS (QTS) are affected by the Zerologon vulnerability. The Taiwanese vendor QNAP has published an advisory to warn customers that certain versions of the operating system for its network-attached storage (NAS) devices, also known as of QTS, are affected by the Ze
Publish At:2020-10-22 10:50 | Read:185 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things hacking news inform

Hackers claim to have compromised 50,000 home cameras and posted footage online

A hacker collective claims to have hacked over 50,000 home security cameras and published their footage online, some of them on adult sites. A group of hackers claims to have compromised over 50,000 home security cameras and published their private footage online. Some footages were published on adult sites, experts reported that crooks are offering li
Publish At:2020-10-19 04:50 | Read:325 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things Mobile hacking news

IoT Cybersecurity: 5 Major Vulnerabilities and How to Tackle Them

The number of sensors and smart devices connected to the internet is exponentially rising, which are the 5 Major Vulnerabilities for IoT devices. If you take a look at the global market for IoT, you can easily spot the trend. The market surpassed $100 billion in revenue, and it’s revenue for the 2025 projections tell us that it will hit $1.5 trillion. Whi
Publish At:2020-10-13 06:11 | Read:310 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Internet of Things Hacking IoT malware securit

Chaos in a cup: When ransomware creeps into your smart coffee maker

When the fledgling concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) was beginning to excite the world almost a decade ago, perhaps no coffee lover at that time would’ve imagined including the coffee machine in the roster of internet-connected devices—even in jest. True, the simple, utilitarian coffee machine may not be as popular now as it used to back in the d
Publish At:2020-10-01 14:45 | Read:248 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware insecure device Internet of Things IoT IoT privac

Researchers warn of QNAP NAS attacks in the wild

Hackers target QNAP NAS devices running multiple firmware versions vulnerable to a remote code execution (RCE) flaw addressed by the vendor 3 years ago. Hackers are scanning the Internet for vulnerable network-attached storage (NAS) devices running multiple QNAP firmware versions vulnerable to a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability addressed by the v
Publish At:2020-08-31 14:37 | Read:428 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things IoT QNAP NAS

Experts hacked 28,000 unsecured printers to raise awareness of printer security issues

Cybersecurity experts at CyberNews hijacked close to 28,000 unsecured printers worldwide and forced them to print out a guide on printer security Original post: https://cybernews.com/security/we-hacked-28000-unsecured-printers-to-raise-awareness-of-printer-security-issues/ Most of us already know the importance of using antivirus, anti-malware, and VPN
Publish At:2020-08-27 16:51 | Read:444 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things Security IoT printe

Explosive technology and 3D printers: a history of deadly devices

Hackers: They’ll turn your computer into a BOMB! “Hackers turning computers into bombs” is a now legendary headline, taken from the Weekly World News. It has rather set the bar for “people will murder you with computers” anxiety. Even those familiar with the headline may not have dug into the story too much on account of how silly
Publish At:2020-08-14 19:52 | Read:496 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking 3d printer hackers hacking hacks hardware IoT malwar