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Microsoft built its own custom Linux OS to secure IoT devices

Microsoft built its own custom Linux OS to secure IoT devices

April 17, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Finally, it's happening. Microsoft has built its own custom Linux kernel to power " Azure Sphere ," a newly launched tech...
Casino Gets Hacked Through Its Internet-Connected Fish Tank Thermometer

Casino Gets Hacked Through Its Internet-Connected Fish Tank Thermometer

April 15, 2018Wang Wei
Internet-connected technology, also known as the Internet of Things (IoT), is now part of daily life, with smart assistants like Siri and...
Critical Unpatched Flaws Disclosed In Western Digital 'My Cloud' Storage Devices

Critical Unpatched Flaws Disclosed In Western Digital 'My Cloud' Storage Devices

January 05, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered several severe vulnerabilities and a secret hard-coded backdoor in Western Digital's My Cloud NA...
Hacker Distributes Backdoored IoT Vulnerability Scanning Script to Hack Script Kiddies

Hacker Distributes Backdoored IoT Vulnerability Scanning Script to Hack Script Kiddies

November 08, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Nothing is free in this world. If you are searching for free hacking tools on the Internet, then beware—most freely available tools, cl...
Smart Devices Can Be Hijacked to Track Your Body Movements And Activities Remotely

Smart Devices Can Be Hijacked to Track Your Body Movements And Activities Remotely

August 19, 2017Mohit Kumar
If your smartphones, tablets, smart refrigerators, smart TVs and other smart devices are smart enough to make your life easier, their sma...
Unpatchable Flaw in Modern Cars Allows Hackers to Disable Safety Features

Unpatchable Flaw in Modern Cars Allows Hackers to Disable Safety Features

August 17, 2017Mohit Kumar
Today, many automobiles companies are offering vehicles that run on the mostly drive-by-wire system, which means a majority of car's ...
Faulty Firmware Auto-Update Breaks Hundreds of 'Smart Locks'

Faulty Firmware Auto-Update Breaks Hundreds of 'Smart Locks'

August 15, 2017Mohit Kumar
More features, more problems! Today, we are living in a digital age that is creating a digital headache for people by connecting every ...
Self-Driving Cars Can Be Hacked By Just Putting Stickers On Street Signs

Self-Driving Cars Can Be Hacked By Just Putting Stickers On Street Signs

August 08, 2017Wang Wei
Car Hacking is a hot topic, though it's not new for researchers to hack cars. Previously they had demonstrated how to hijack a car r...
New IoT Bill Proposes Security Standards for Smart Devices

New IoT Bill Proposes Security Standards for Smart Devices

August 02, 2017Mohit Kumar
By this time, almost every one of you owns at least one internet-connected device—better known as the " Internet of things "—at...
Hacking A $1500 'Smart Gun' With $15 Magnets

Hacking A $1500 'Smart Gun' With $15 Magnets

July 28, 2017Mohit Kumar
I think we should stop going crazy over the smart things unless it's secure enough to be called SMART—from a toaster, security camera...
British Hacker Admits Using Mirai Botnet to DDoS Deutsche Telekom

British Hacker Admits Using Mirai Botnet to DDoS Deutsche Telekom

July 24, 2017Mohit Kumar
An unnamed 29-year-old man, named by authorities as "Daniel K.," pleaded guilty in a German court on Friday to charges related to ...
Hackers Could Easily Take Remote Control of Your Segway Hoverboards

Hackers Could Easily Take Remote Control of Your Segway Hoverboards

July 19, 2017Mohit Kumar
If you are hoverboard rider, you should be concerned about yourself. Thomas Kilbride, a security researcher from security firm IOActiv...
Remotely Exploitable Flaw Puts Millions of Internet-Connected Devices at Risk

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

July 18, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered a critical remotely exploitable vulnerability in an open-source software development library used by...
Over 85% Of Smart TVs Can Be Hacked Remotely Using Broadcasting Signals

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

March 31, 2017Swati Khandelwal
The Internet-connected devices are growing at an exponential rate, and so are threats to them. Due to the insecure implementation, a ma...
Internet-Connected Medical Washer-Disinfector Found Vulnerable to Hacking

Internet-Connected Medical Washer-Disinfector Found Vulnerable to Hacking

March 27, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Internet-of-Things devices are turning every industry into the computer industry, making customers think that their lives would be much e...
Internet-Connected Teddy Bear Leaks Millions Of Voice Messages and Password

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

February 27, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Every parent should think twice before handing out Internet-connected toys or smart toys to their children, as these creepy toys pose a diff...
KasperskyOS — Secure Operating System released for IoT and Embedded Systems

KasperskyOS — Secure Operating System released for IoT and Embedded Systems

February 21, 2017Wang Wei
Russian cyber security and antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab has made available the much awaited KasperskyOS , a secure-by-design operating ...
New Windows Trojan Spreads MIRAI Malware To Hack More IoT Devices

New Windows Trojan Spreads MIRAI Malware To Hack More IoT Devices

February 09, 2017Swati Khandelwal
MIRAI – possibly the biggest IoT-based malware threat that emerged last year, which caused vast internet outage in October last year by ...
Two Arrested for Hacking Washington CCTV Cameras Before Trump Inauguration

Two Arrested for Hacking Washington CCTV Cameras Before Trump Inauguration

February 02, 2017Wang Wei
Two suspected hackers have reportedly been arrested in London on suspicion of hacking 70 percent of the CCTV cameras in Washington with ran...
Ransomware Hijacks Hotel Smart Keys to Lock Guests Out of their Rooms

Ransomware Hijacks Hotel Smart Keys to Lock Guests Out of their Rooms

January 28, 2017Mohit Kumar
What's the worst that could happen when a Ransomware hits a Hotel? Recently, hundreds of guests of a luxurious hotel in Austria wer...