Technologists, including Bruce Schneier, testifying before a House committee today on IoT security said that regulation could be the only answer to solving existing vulnerabilities.
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Security experts monitoring cyber-chatter for virtual and real-world threats against U.S. Election Day targets don’t believe there will be cyberattack or al-Qaeda terror attack this Tuesday.
Intermittent DDoS attacks affecting Internet connectivity nationwide in West African nation Liberia have ceased. One researcher says it’s a test for something else.
White hat hackers can hack cars, medical devices and home IoT devices without fear of running amiss of DMCA laws that prevent reverse engineering.
Vulnerabilities in WeMo home automation devices can be used to attack the Android apps used to manage devices remotely.
IoT devices are being infected by new DDoS malware called Linux/IRCTelnet that borrows heavily from Aidra, Bashlite and Mirai.
A buffer overflow found in the Mirai botnet could eliminate its ability to carry out HTTP flood attacks. But exploiting that vulnerability puts defenders in a gray area with regard to hacking back.
Analysis by DNS provider Dyn hints that more than 1 terabyte per second of traffic may have been used in last week’s massive DDoS attack that impacted Internet service on the East Coast.
Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia wrote a letter to the heads of the FCC, FTC and DHS asking whether ISPs have the power to keep insecure connected devices off the public Internet.
Researchers at Flashpoint said Friday’s DDoS attack against DNS provider Dyn was likely the work of script kiddies and not advanced attackers.