Items tagged with IoT

Simply put, the Internet of Things is cool, but it's cooler still when configured correctly and built with security in mind. Unfortunately, that almost never happens. A much more likely story is something like what happened to Johnie on Xwitter, who discovered a rogue IoT device living on their network and sending... Read more...
This week, Wyze security camera owners reported that they could no longer see their own cameras, and in their place, saw live feeds from strange cameras that were not theirs. While Wyze has reportedly fixed the problem, it certainly begs the question: How much privacy and security are users willing to sacrifice when... Read more...
Over the past year, as tensions have intensified with China over the South China Sea and Taiwan, the United States has begun to focus on Chinese Communist Party (CCP) influenced businesses and organizations operating or providing services in the US. Perhaps the most prevalent example of this is TikTok, and the concern... Read more...
It is generally known that Internet of Things (IoT) devices are not the most secure things in the world. Researchers from Italy and the United Kingdom have proven this once more after discovering four vulnerabilities in Amazon Italy’s best-selling smart light bulb, the TP-Link Tapo L530E. The first and most severe... Read more...
New research uses infrared light to transmit wireless power to devices nearly 100 feet away. The new laser charging system is aimed at offering safe, cordless power for mobile devices and sensors. Pretty much everyone has encountered a moment where their mobile device has run low on battery power and struggled... Read more...
For a lot of users finding a Raspberry Pi is almost impossible. Even if you do find one they're oddly expensive for the "credit card-sized computer" that had a first version released at $35. This has mostly been thanks to the significant chip shortages that have been plaguing almost all aspects of the computing... Read more...
Linux used to be considered fairly safe from malware. Few, if any, threat actors targeted the Unix-based operating system. That’s changing rapidly, though, as reports indicate malware for Linux increased by 35 percent in 2021, compared to the previous year. Linux is commonly used for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. With more people adopting Read more...
The Raspberry Pi is terrific for plenty of uses, from retro-style gaming to running an extremely low-cost server. A team of researchers have discovered another new use for Raspberry Pi: hands-off malware detection. While most virus and malware detection depends on file signatures and behaviors, this new project... Read more...
While Lenovo may not be physically in attendance at CES 2022, that hasn’t stopped the company from making some cool product announcements. To help upgrade your smart home game, Lenovo announced the new 'Smart Clock Essential with Alexa Built-in'. The company isn’t new to smart clocks, having a Google Assistant-enabled... Read more...
Earlier this week, we reported on a rising trend of cybersecurity incidents worldwide, leading to the end of many businesses. Now, Microsoft is reporting that firmware attacks are also on the rise. Thus, Microsoft is working to help quell the problem in the future with new comprehensive investments into security. As... Read more...
Internet of Things (IoT) devices are prevalent in our daily lives, from voice-control hubs to smart cooking devices. Millions of these types of devices exist in people's homes, and many could have been vulnerable to significant security flaws. Though the issues have been found and largely fixed, it is an important... Read more...
If people trust their information with businesses tasked with keeping them safe, those companies should at least try to take security seriously. It seems that is not necessarily the case, as a flaw in an app created by Ring was exposing precise location data of customers who posted to the app, when it should have been... Read more...
It seems getting hacked has become a near-daily occurrence that people should expect will happen at some point. Yesterday, people reported that Ubiquiti, a major vendor of internet of things (IoT) devices such as routers, security cameras, access points, and more, suffered a breach through a third-party cloud... Read more...
Smart home appliances and internet of things (IoT) devices are becoming part of daily life for many. You may even have one of these devices near you right now and it's likely connected to the internet in some way. While the product category may offer some innovative solutions, some products on the market currently... Read more...
Some people may say, “Don't talk to me until I have had my coffee,” but what if they could not have coffee because of a ransomware attack? According to a researcher at Avast, IoT devices, such as smart coffee makers, can be vulnerable to attacks. Security researcher Martin Hron remarks “firmware is a new software,”... Read more...
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but the holiday season is still in full effect. There are lots of new Internet of Things (IoT) devices out there, and even more that will be given out as gifts. IoT devices cover a wide gamut of connected items that include just about anything that is... Read more...
When it comes to home Wi-Fi routers, the newest trend is the prevalence of mesh routers, which allows you to more evenly spread coverage thanks to the use of a base station and one or more satellites. In the recent weeks, we've seen new low-cost mesh routers like the Netgear Orbi Dual-Band and the Nest Wifi. The... Read more...
Internet of Things (IoT) devices have become more prevalent over the last few years, but they are often susceptible to hackers. Researchers recently discovered 125 security vulnerabilities on 13 NAS and routers. It is believed that these vulnerabilities are far-reaching and likely affect many similar... Read more...
If you're running a version of Windows IoT Core, you'll want to pay attention to the latest vulnerability discovered by Dor Azouri, a researcher for SafeBreach. The risk of leaving the bug unpatched is great, but fortunately, most of the Windows ecosystem is safe. Even the IoT Enterprise version is safe from this bug;... Read more...
NVIDIA launched its first Jetson family products back in 2015 when its Jetson TX1 system aimed to be the brains behind autonomous devices, from drones to robotics and autonomous vehicles. The Silicon Valley GPU giant then added to the Jetson line in 2017 with the Jetson TX2 for commercial drones and smart robots... Read more...
A group of hackers claims to have a service that will allow anyone willing to spend $250 to send out a "marketing" campaign that can reach "every single printer in the world." The people are offering to sell advertisers a spot in "the most viral ad campaign in history" according to the advertisement for the... Read more...
It does not seem all that farfetched that one day even your toaster will connect to the web and download crusty designs to sear into your bread. We have entered the Internet of Things (IoT) era. The focus on IoT devices can lead to some fun and interesting things (and of course useful), but also comes with added risk... Read more...
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