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Critical Flaws Found in Amazon FreeRTOS IoT Operating System

Critical Flaws Found in Amazon FreeRTOS IoT Operating System

October 18, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A security researcher has discovered several critical vulnerabilities in one of the most popular embedded real-time operating systems—cal...
IoT Botnets Found Using Default Credentials for C&C Server Databases

IoT Botnets Found Using Default Credentials for C&C Server Databases

June 04, 2018Mohit Kumar
Not following cybersecurity best practices could not only cost online users but also cost cybercriminals. Yes, sometimes hackers don'...
Z-Wave Downgrade Attack Left Over 100 Million IoT Devices Open to Hackers

Z-Wave Downgrade Attack Left Over 100 Million IoT Devices Open to Hackers

May 24, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Researchers have found that even after having an advanced encryption scheme in place, more than 100 million Internet-of-Things (IoT) devi...
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...
New Rapidly-Growing IoT Botnet Threatens to Take Down the Internet

New Rapidly-Growing IoT Botnet Threatens to Take Down the Internet

October 20, 2017Wang Wei
Just a year after Mirai —biggest IoT-based malware that caused vast Internet outages by launching massive DDoS attacks—completed its fir...
Linux Trojan Using Hacked IoT Devices to Send Spam Emails

Linux Trojan Using Hacked IoT Devices to Send Spam Emails

September 22, 2017Wang Wei
Botnets, like Mirai , that are capable of infecting Linux-based internet-of-things (IoT) devices are constantly increasing and are mainly...
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...
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 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 ...
Netgear launches Bug Bounty Program for Hacker; Offering up to $15,000 in Rewards

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

January 06, 2017Mohit Kumar
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 t...
FTC sets $25,000 Prize for Automatic IoT Patch Management Solution

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

January 04, 2017Mohit Kumar
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has announced a "prize competition" for creating a software or hardware-based solution with ...
How to Protect All Your Internet-Connected Home Devices From Hackers

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

December 12, 2016Swati Khandelwal
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, sma...
Challenge! WIN $50,000 for Finding Non-traditional Ways to Detect Vulnerable IoT Devices

Challenge! WIN $50,000 for Finding Non-traditional Ways to Detect Vulnerable IoT Devices

October 10, 2016Mohit Kumar
If you are concerned about the insecurity of Internet of Things, have good hands at programming and know how to hack smart devices, then ...
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