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Five Billion Tests Later: IoT and Industrial Control System Protocols Raise Alarms

August 9th, 2017

In-brief: Close to five billion “fuzzing” tests conducted during 2016 reveal protocols used by industrial control systems, vehicles and Internet of Things devices to be weaker, on average, with many crashing hundreds of times and revealing vulnerabilities that could be used by malicious actors.  A study of 4.8 billion automated…

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Lightbulbs, Thermostats and Cameras Oh My! Smart Devices Undermining Corporate Security

October 25th, 2016

In-brief: Smart, connected devices from closed circuit cameras to printers and thermostats are undermining the security of businesses, providing possible paths for hackers onto corporate networks, according to a study by the firm ForeScout.  Smart, connected devices from closed circuit cameras to printers and thermostats are undermining the security of businesses, providing possible paths for hackers onto corporate networks, according to a study by the firm ForeScout. The study, conducted by noted independent researcher Samy Kamkar, identified seven IoT devices that can be hacked in as little as three minutes, including IP cameras, environmental controls, multi function printers, Voice over IP (VoIP) phones – even “smart” connected light bulbs. Easy to hack, the devices can take days or weeks to remediate, ForeScout said. The devices can become entry points for corporations that malicious hackers use to compromise business networks, said Pedro Abreu, ForeScout’s Chief Strategy Officer. “All these devices have credentials for […]


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