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Ubiquiti breach, and other IoT security problems

Networking equipment manufacturer Ubiquiti sent out an email to warn users about a possible data breach. The email stated there had been unauthorized access to its IT systems that are hosted with a third-party cloud provider. Ubiquiti Networks sells networking devices and IoT devices. It did not specify which products were affected but pointed at UI.com,
Publish At:2021-01-12 16:00 | Read:510 | Comments:0 | Tags:IoT 2fa chastity belt IoT security passwords traffic lights

Critical flaw could have allowed attackers to control traffic lights

A critical vulnerability in traffic light controllers manufactured by SWARCO could have been exploited by attackers to disrupt traffic lights. A critical vulnerability in traffic light controllers designed by SWARCO could have been exploited by hackers to disrupt traffic lights. SWARCO is the world’s largest manufacturer of signal heads and the n
Publish At:2020-06-06 10:54 | Read:1256 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking hacking news it security it security n

Hacking into the traffic lights

Cyber security expert Cesar Cerrudo once again is warning the IT security community on the risks related to the deployment of vulnerable traffic lights. Cesar Cerrudo, CTO at IOActive, has conducted several tests to investigate on the security of components within control systems of traffic lights and electronic signs in diffe
Publish At:2015-06-12 10:45 | Read:4754 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Cesar Cerrudo IOActive Smart city syst

Smart city systems could become a nightmare for security

Cyber security expert Cesar Cerrudo once again is warning the IT security community on the risks related to deployment of flawed Smart city systems. My readers know very well the cyber security expert Cesar Cerrudo that is author of several interesting studies on smart city systems, in August 2014 he presented a research on vu
Publish At:2015-04-21 04:55 | Read:4187 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking cyber security Internet of Things IoT

Traffic Networks Company Patches Sensor Vulnerabilities

A year after it was notified about a security vulnerability, a company in charge of manufacturing sensors used in traffic control systems has patched a series of previously disclosed bugs that could have opened the products up to a handful of exploits.A warning from the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) late last week confir
Publish At:2014-09-09 11:40 | Read:4237 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacks Vulnerabilities cesar cerrudo Hacking ICS-CERT IOActiv

Researchers find it’s terrifyingly easy to hack traffic lights

Taking over a city’s intersections and making all the lights green to cause chaos is a pretty bog-standard Evil Techno Bad Guy tactic on TV and in movies, but according to a research team at the University of Michigan, doing it in real life is within the realm of anyone with a laptop and the right kind of radio. In a paper published this month, the researc
Publish At:2014-08-21 06:00 | Read:4865 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ministry of Innovation Risk Assessment attacks compromise Cy

Hacking US (and UK, Australia, France, etc.) Traffic Control Systems

By Cesar Cerrudo @cesarcerHacking like in the moviesProbably many of you have watched scenes from "Live Free or Die Hard" (Die Hard 4) where "terrorist hackers" manipulate traffic signals by just hitting Enter or typing a few keys. I wanted to do that! I started to look around, and while I couldn't exactly do the same thing (too Hollywood style!), I got pre
Publish At:2014-08-12 01:40 | Read:7408 | Comments:0 | Tags:0day cesar cerrudo cyberwar cyberwarfare exploit freeway hac

Hacking Washington DC traffic control systems

By Cesar Cerrudo @cesarcerThis is a short blog post, because I’ve talked about this topic in the past. I want to let people know that I have the honor of presenting at DEF CON on Friday, August 8, 2014, at 1:00 PM. My presentation is entitled “Hacking US (and UK, Australia, France, Etc.) Traffic Control Systems”. I hope to see you all
Publish At:2014-08-12 01:40 | Read:5058 | Comments:0 | Tags:0day cesar cerrudo cyberwar cyberwarfare exploit freeway hac