Ransomware, insecure connected devices, bug bounties and governments buying bugs: All four ceased to be novelties in 2016; they’re all new normals for cybersecurity.
Browsing Category: IoT
A new Android Trojan, Switcher, uses victims’ devices to infect WiFi routers and funnel users of the network to malicious sites.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week including Yahoo’s latest breach announcement, a DDoS-for-hire crackdown, hackers seeking help with Mirai, and some new Adobe patches.
Activity on a number of Dark Web hacker forums indicates that while people are downloading the Mirai malware source code, they need help setting it up.
Netgear has built beta firmware updates for its Nighthawk routers vulnerable to a command injection attack disclosed last week.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including the latest Linux bug, Sony closing backdoors in cameras, and Google’s new open source fuzzer.
A D.C. think tank recommends regulations that mandate IoT security by design before attacks infiltrate critical infrastructure, financial and health care organizations.
Backdoors, likely intentional remote administration features, were closed off in 80 different Sony IP-enabled cameras running the IPELA Engine technology.
Researchers are tracking a new wave of DDoS attacks that rival Mirai when it comes to intensity and scope.
Attackers are targeting DSL routers this week with what’s being called a potent new variant of the Mirai malware that knocked offline major Internet companies like Twitter and Spotify last month.