Archive for the ‘IoT security’ Category

Critical Flaws Found in Amazon FreeRTOS IoT Operating System

October 19th, 2018
A security researcher has discovered several critical vulnerabilities in one of the most popular embedded real-time operating systems—called FreeRTOS—and its other variants, exposing a wide range of IoT devices and critical infrastructure systems to hackers. What is FreeRTOS (Amazon, WHIS OpenRTOS, SafeRTOS)? FreeRTOS is a leading open source real-time operating system (RTOS) for embedded

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Lack of Security Talent Afflicts Healthcare

April 26th, 2017

At Source Boston, Josh Corman of the Atlantic Council said that healthcare is suffering from a lack of security talent, devices rife with vulnerabilities, and government incentivizing bad behavior.

Posted in Atlantic Council, connected devices, healthcare security, I Am The Cavalry, Internet of things, IoT, IoT security, Josh Corman, Medical device security, security research, SOURCE Boston, vulnerabilities | Comments (0)

Over 85% Of Smart TVs Can Be Hacked Remotely Using Broadcasting Signals

April 1st, 2017

The Internet-connected devices are growing at an exponential rate, and so are threats to them.

Due to the insecure implementation, a majority of Internet-connected embedded devices, including Smart TVs, Refrigerators, Microwaves, Security Cameras, and printers, are routinely being hacked and used as weapons in cyber attacks.

We have seen IoT botnets like Mirai – possibly the biggest

Posted in ddos attack, hacking news, Hacking Smart TV, Internet of things, IoT botnet, iot devices, IoT security, Smart TV hack, Vulnerability | Comments (0)

Internet-Connected Teddy Bear Leaks Millions Of Voice Messages and Password

February 28th, 2017

Every parent should think twice before handing out Internet-connected toys or smart toys to their children, as these creepy toys pose a different sort of danger: privacy and data security risks for kids who play with them.

This same incident was happened over a year ago when Hong Kong toymaker VTech was hacked, which exposed personal details, including snaps of parents and children and chat logs

Posted in hacking news, Internet of things, iot devices, IoT security, operating system for Internet of Things, Smart toys, Toy hacking | Comments (0)

New RCE Flaws Found in Samsung Smartcam

January 17th, 2017

Samsung Smartcam devices are vulnerable to remote takeover via a malicious firmware update, researchers with the former GTVHacker group said.

Posted in command injection vulnerability, exploitee.rs, IoT, IoT security, IOT vulnerabilities, iWatch, remote code execution, samsung smartcam, Samsung Smartcam patch, vulnerabilities | Comments (0)

St. Jude Medical Patches Vulnerable Cardiac Devices

January 9th, 2017

St. Jude Medical patched the Merlin@home Transmitter, addressing flaws made public last year in a controversial disclosure by MedSec Holdings and Muddy Waters.

Posted in connected devices, Food and Drug Administration, Internet of things, IoT, IoT patches, IoT security, Justine Bone, Medical device security, medical device security patches, MedSec, Muddy Waters, short stock sale, St. Jude Medical patches, vulnerabilities | Comments (0)

Netgear launches Bug Bounty Program for Hacker; Offering up to $15,000 in Rewards

January 6th, 2017

It might be the easiest bug bounty program ever.

Netgear launched on Thursday a bug bounty program to offer up to $15,000 in rewards to hackers who will find security flaws in its products.

Since criminals have taken aim at a rapidly growing threat surface created by millions of new Internet of things (IoT) devices, it has become crucial to protect routers that contain the keys to the

Posted in Bug Bounty Program, hacking news, hacking router, hacking wireless router, Internet of things, IoT security, NETGEAR, netgear wireless router, Router hacking, secure smart devices, Vulnerability | Comments (0)

FTC sets $25,000 Prize for Automatic IoT Patch Management Solution

January 4th, 2017

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has announced a “prize competition” for creating a software or hardware-based solution with the ability to auto-patch vulnerable Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Today we are surrounded by a number of Internet-connected devices. Our homes are filled with tiny computers embedded in everything from security cameras, TVs and refrigerators to thermostat and door

Posted in Internet of things, IoT security, Patch management, Patch Management Software, patch update, security update, smart device | Comments (0)

Beta Firmware Updates Available for Vulnerable Netgear Routers

December 13th, 2016

Netgear has built beta firmware updates for its Nighthawk routers vulnerable to a command injection attack disclosed last week.

Posted in Acew0rm, IoT, IoT security, NETGEAR, Netgear Nighthawk routers, Netgear patches, Netgear vulnerabilities, router patches, Router vulnerabilities, vulnerabilities | Comments (0)

Netgear Routers Remain Exposed to Critical Flaw

December 12th, 2016

Netgear has confirmed a critical vulnerability in its Nighthawk routers that expose devices to command injection attacks. A public exploit is available.

Posted in Acew0rm, CERT, command injection vulnerability, IoT security, NETGEAR, Netgear firmware update, Netgear patch, Netgear vulnerabilities, Router Security, vulnerabilities | Comments (0)