An internet-connected coffee machine is the latest IoT device to show security problems. The security firm Avast infected the Smarter Coffee machine with ransomware that causes uncontrollable spinning of its grinder and dispensing of hot water. The only option to stop it? Unplug the machine.
Mozi, a relatively new peer-to-peer botnet, is now dominating global IoT network traffic, according to a new report from IBM's X-Force unit. The malware is being used to launch DDoS attacks as well as mine for cryptocurrency.
President Donald Trump says TikTok and Oracle are close to making a deal. Don't neglect to read the fine print. While the president has demanded TikTok divest its U.S. operations - preferably to Oracle - because of national security concerns, the Chinese firm is instead offering Oracle a minority stake.
It's hard to ignore the ubiquity of the internet of things (IoT). Even if you're one of those holdouts that doesn't own consumer IoT devices such as a smart speaker, internet-connected thermostat, or a smart watch, industrial IoT (IIoT) devices - a subset of the IoT landscape - are already playing a part in your daily...
A recently uncovered Linux malware variant dubbed "CDRThief" is targeting VoIP networks to steal phone metadata, such as caller IP addresses, ESET reports. The malware appears to be designed for cyberespionage or fraud.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission estimates the total cost for smaller and rural telecom carriers to rip and replace Huawei and ZTE gear from their networks to enhance national security will be over $1.8 billion.
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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes why ransomware gangs continue to see bigger payoffs from their ransom-paying victims. Also featured: Lessons learned from Twitter hacking response; security flaw in Amazon's Alexa.
A patching effort has been underway for six months to upgrade Thales wireless communication modules that are embedded in millions of IoT devices, including insulin pumps and smart meters. Left unpatched, a vulnerability in the modules could allow attackers to control devices, IBM warns.
Researchers at Check Point developed a one-click attack against Amazon's popular voice-controlled assistant Alexa that could reveal a user's voice history or personal information. Amazon has fixed the web application security flaws but says Check Point's demo video is misleading.
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