Archive for the ‘iot devices’ Category

Thousands of Google Chromecast Devices Hijacked to Promote PewDiePie

January 3rd, 2019
A group of hackers has hijacked tens of thousands of Google's Chromecast streaming dongles, Google Home smart speakers and smart TVs with built-in Chromecast technology in recent weeks by exploiting a bug that's allegedly been ignored by Google for almost five years. The attackers, who go by Twitter handles @HackerGiraffe and @j3ws3r, managed to hijack Chromecasts’ feeds and display a pop-up,

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Remotely Exploitable Flaw Puts Millions of Internet-Connected Devices at Risk

July 18th, 2017

Security researchers have discovered a critical remotely exploitable vulnerability in an open-source software development library used by major manufacturers of the Internet-of-Thing devices that eventually left millions of devices vulnerable to hacking.

The vulnerability (CVE-2017-9765), discovered by researchers at the IoT-focused security firm Senrio, resides in the software development

Posted in buffer overflow vulnerability, gSOAP toolkit, hacking news, Internet of things, iot devices, remote code execution, smart device, software development, Vulnerability | Comments (0)

To Protect Your Devices, A Hacker Wants to Hack You Before Someone Else Does

April 19th, 2017

It should be noted that hacking a system for unauthorised access that does not belong to you is an illegal practice, no matter what’s the actual intention behind it.

Now I am pointing out this because reportedly someone, who has been labeled as a ‘vigilante hacker’ by media, is hacking into vulnerable ‘Internet of Things’ devices in order to supposedly secure them.

This is not the first time

Posted in Botnet, botnet network, Cyber Attack, hacking news, IoT botnet, iot devices, IoT Malware, mirai botnet, mirai malware | 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)

How to Protect All Your Internet-Connected Home Devices From Hackers

December 12th, 2016

How many Internet-connected devices do you have in your home? I am surrounded by around 25 such devices.

It’s not just your PC, smartphone, and tablet that are connected to the Internet. Today our homes are filled with tiny computers embedded in everything from security cameras, TVs and refrigerators to thermostat and door locks.

However, when it comes to security, people generally ignore to

Posted in antivirus, Bitdefender, Bitdefender BOX, Internet of things, iot devices, IoT security, secure smart devices, smart home | Comments (0)

12-Year-Old SSH Bug Exposes More than 2 Million IoT Devices

October 14th, 2016

Are your internet-connected devices spying on you? Perhaps.

We already know that the Internet of Thing (IoT) devices are so badly insecure that hackers are adding them to their botnet network for launching Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against target services.

But, these connected devices are not just limited to conduct DDoS attacks; they have far more potential to harm you.

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12-Year-Old SSH Bug Exposes More than 2 Million IoT Devices

October 14th, 2016

Are your internet-connected devices spying on you? Perhaps.

We already know that the Internet of Thing (IoT) devices are so badly insecure that hackers are adding them to their botnet network for launching Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against target services.

But, these connected devices are not just limited to conduct DDoS attacks; they have far more potential to harm you.

Posted in Cyber Attack, hacking news, Internet of things, iot devices, OpenSSH, ssh exploit | Comments (0)