BOSTON-Noted security experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek said the Internet of Things can't be secure, but it can be tamed. Drawing from their car hacking experience, the two spent the morning contemplating the larger universe of IoT security and conceded that there will always be thousands of connected devices that will never be secure, and that
CS Digest Section: Internet-of-Things
A little over a month ago, a sizable botnet of infected Internet of Things devices began appearing on the radar of security researchers. Now, just weeks later, it's on track to become one of the largest botnets recorded in recent years.
The smaller version of Google's Assistant-equipped smart speaker, unveiled earlier this month, apparently suffers from a bug that caused some units to record sounds at random times and transmit the audio to Google's servers. Google said Tuesday it issued a software update on Saturday to address the issue.
I think we should stop going crazy over the smart things unless it's secure enough to be called SMART—from a toaster, security cameras, and routers to the computers and cars—everything is hackable. But the worst part comes in when these techs just require some cheap and easily available kinds of stuff to get compromised. Want example? It took just
On the 25th anniversary of the universal barcode in 1999, the barcode community gathered around Sanjay Sarma and his colleagues and said, "Let's do this."
Hackers can penetrate the corporate IT network of a manufacturing company, then gain access to a robot's controller software and, by exploiting a vulnerability remotely, download a tampered configuration file.
A group of researchers at the Beijing-based security firm Qihoo 360 recently pulled off the so-called relay hack with a pair of gadgets they built for just $22.
"No one knows for sure who created Hajime. The only thing we know for sure is that it's a vigilante white hat hacker who created this to counter any future attacks from Mirai and similar attacks," said Mandeep Khera, CMO of security firm Arxan.
"Upon successful access to the device, the PDoS bot performed a series of Linux commands that would ultimately lead to corrupted storage, followed by commands to disrupt Internet connectivity, device performance, and the wiping of all files on the device," Radware said.
To avoid the draconian locks that John Deere puts on the tractors they buy, farmers throughout America's heartland have started hacking their equipment with firmware that's cracked in Eastern Europe and traded on invite-only, paid online forums.