In an article on ITPro, Jeff Finn writes about how the state of IoT cybersecurity is reaching a tipping point, forcing IoT device manufacturers to work partners that excel at networking. “The writing on the wall for IoT device manufacturers is to get serious about security and develop fruitful channel partnerships with network technology providers.
Once you see this vulnerability in action, it’s easy to imagine how easily devices can be exploited. Simple vulnerability hacks and tactics such as this can be used in coordination with home routers, smart speakers, video surveillance equipment, and much more to create havoc.
Recently, Digiday published an article about the “winners and losers” of the new EU ePrivacy law. As suspected, behavioral targeting is a clear loser due to its reliance on cookie-based targeting. The only winners mentioned seemed to be those outside of the realm of digital advertising.
Like rabbits, ransomware seems to multiply at a prodigious rate. The newest strain causing widespread damage dubbed Bad Rabbit, due to the TOR hidden service it directs victims to visit, appears to be based on the Petya ransomware and its’ variants, according to Cisco Talos. The campaign seems to have largely targeted Russia and Eastern Europe.
What’s Reaper? Reaper (a.k.a IotTroop) is the latest botnet threat which is specifically targeting IoT vulnerabilities. With over 1.2 million devices already impacted, Reaper is the the largest IoT bot attack to date and continuing to grow rapidly. Using multiple C2’s, each with 10s of thousands of unique active IPs daily, Reaper is gaining momentum with each new device it exploits.
Network security company zvelo Monday unveiled an IoT security offering that uses artificial intelligence to automate the way enterprises discover and profile IoT devices on the network – and detect ones that are compromised.
zvelo Instant Protection (zIP) is a new feature designed to provide fast, up-to-the-minute updates on important category changes and real-time protection from newly identified blockable (adult, porn, hate, criminal, etc.) and malicious (malware, spyware, phishing, compromised, etc.) URLs.
The introduction of voice-activated smart home solutions – like Amazon Echo and Dot, Google Home, and Apple’s HomePod
It seems very strange that in the year 2017 (approximately 20 years from when the commercial use of the Internet first became possible), we are still dealing with email spam with no end in sight. There are many solutions now available in the industry that can be placed in various locations…
In this week’s Embedded Insiders podcast, Rich Nass and Brandon Lewis welcome Jeff Finn, CEO of data categorization and security firm zvelo.