BrickerBot creator retires after bricking 10 million IoT devices

BrickerBot creator retires after bricking 10 million IoT devices

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 15.12.2017

The alleged author of BrickerBot, also known as The Doctor or The Janit0r, has retired, reports Bleeping Computer, citing an email received from the hacker himself. Claiming responsibility for breaching more than 10 million IoT devices as part of the “Internet Chemotherapy” operation started in November 2016, the hacker, or group of hackers, is leaving ... The post BrickerBot creator retires after bricking 10 million IoT devices appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Security Predictions for 2018 Point to Advanced Ransomware and More IoT Threats

Security Predictions for 2018 Point to Advanced Ransomware and More IoT Threats

by Liviu ARSENE, from HotForSecurity , on 15.12.2017

and#160; With 2018 just weeks away, we can say with absolute certainty that 2017 hasn’t been a boring year in terms of security incidents. If anything, some malware outbreaks were serious enough to affect almost every country on the map, while dome data breaches have jeopardized the personal information of hundreds of millions of users [and#8230;] read more

Wireless Security Flaws Crack Connected Vault Wide Open

Wireless Security Flaws Crack Connected Vault Wide Open

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 15.12.2017

Security researchers have found several problems in a popular connected safe box that make it possible to open it without knowing the unlock code. The security flaws exist in the mobile app that accompanies the safe and in the implementation of the Bluetooth technology that pair the vault with a phone or tablet. Vaultek’s VT20i ... The post Wireless Security Flaws Crack Connected Vault Wide Open appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Mirai botnet authors plead guilty to 2016 IoT cyberattacks

Mirai botnet authors plead guilty to 2016 IoT cyberattacks

by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 15.12.2017

Three of the people responsible for the widely reported IoT botnet attacks in 2016 have pleaded guilty for their involvement in them. Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman admitted to carrying out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks with hundreds of thousands of IoT devices using the Mirai botnet at different points in time throughout 2016, ... The post Mirai botnet authors plead guilty to 2016 IoT cyberattacks appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Three must-have features for your home network

Three must-have features for your home network

by Bitdefender Team, from IoT Security Insights , on 14.12.2017

What would be the three features that a security device protecting the smart home from hackers and all sorts of bad bugs should necessarily have to provide maximum level security? According to Bitdefender, the company that invented the smart home security hub with Bitdefender BOX, they’re the three that we detail below. We are living ... The post Three must-have features for your home network appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Bypassing Restrictions Is in Hacker’s Job Description

Bypassing Restrictions Is in Hacker’s Job Description

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 14.12.2017

Some weak spots in Internet of Things devices are easier to notice than others. Even if a connected gadget lacks obvious vulnerabilities, it doesn’t mean the product is secure. Hackers looks at their target from different angles when trying to take control of it, searching for cracks they can exploit. A common method an attacker ... The post Bypassing Restrictions Is in Hacker’s Job Description appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Trump signs National Defense Authorization Act; drone registration is back

Trump signs National Defense Authorization Act; drone registration is back

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 13.12.2017

The drone registration rule issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2015 has been reinstated following US President Donald Trump’s signing of the National Defense Authorization Act yesterday. In December 2015, 800,000 people had registered online their small aircrafts that exceeded 55 pounds, before a federal judge dismissed the initiative on grounds that the [and#8230;] read more

HP laptops found carrying keylogger in Synaptics touchpad driver

HP laptops found carrying keylogger in Synaptics touchpad driver

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 13.12.2017

For the second time this year, Hewlett Packard (HP) computers have been found vulnerable to hacker attacks due to leftover debugging code that developers forgot to delete before shipping. A researcher using the Internet handle “ZwClose” recently discovered what was essentially a keylogger in the Synaptics Touchpad driver used in almost all HP laptops, as [and#8230;] read more

Australian airport hack was “a near miss” says government’s cybersecurity expert

Australian airport hack was “a near miss” says government’s cybersecurity expert

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 13.12.2017

A 31-year-old Vietnamese man has been jailed for a hacking attack that compromised the computer network of Perth International Airport, and reportedly resulted in the theft of building plans and sensitive security protocols. Alistair MacGibbon, cybersecurity advisor to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, told local media that and#8220;a significant amount of dataand#8221; was taken by [and#8230;] read more

When it Comes to Security and the Public Cloud, Organizations Still Have Lots to be Concerned About

When it Comes to Security and the Public Cloud, Organizations Still Have Lots to be Concerned About

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 12.12.2017

Fears about the security and privacy of data stored in the cloud seem to have decreased somewhat over the years, perhaps because organizations have become more comfortable with the idea of entrusting service providers with their digital assets. read more

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