Please don’t buy this: smart toys

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Smart toys attempt to offer what a lot of us imagined as kids—a toy that we can not only play with, but one that plays back. Many models offer voice recognition, facial expressions, hundreds of words and phrases, reaction to touch and impact, and even the ability to learn and retain new information. These features provide…

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The Internet of Everything and digital privacy: what you need to know

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:36:00 +0000

Statistics indicate within the next couple of years, there will be three IoT devices for every adult and child on the planet—IoT will truly be the Internet of Everything. So, should people be concerned about privacy and data security if these gadgets are always on and ready to transmit information? Let’s take a look.

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Expert: IoT Botnets the Work of a ‘Vast Minority’

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:38:52 +0000

In December 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice announced indictments and guilty pleas by three men in the United States responsible for creating and using Mirai, a malware strain that enslaves poorly-secured “Internet of Things” or IoT devices like security cameras and digital video recorders for use in large-scale cyberattacks. The FBI and the DOJ had help in their investigation from many security experts, but this post focuses on one expert whose research into the Dark Web and its various malefactors was especially useful in that case. Allison Nixon is director of security research at Flashpoint, a cyber intelligence firm based in New York City. Nixon spoke with KrebsOnSecurity at length about her perspectives on IoT security and the vital role of law enforcement in this fight.

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WPA3 will secure Wi-Fi connections in four significant ways in 2018

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +0000

At CES this week, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced WPA3, the newest security protocol for Wi-Fi devices. WPA3 includes four new security capabilities and is the most significant upgrade to Wi-Fi security since 2004.

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Internet of Things (IoT) security: what is and what should never be

Credit to Author: Wendy Zamora| Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Internet of Things technology may soon multiply in the billions. But security for these devices is practically non-existent. What needs to be done to secure IoT users now and in the future?

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