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Critical Flaw in GoAhead Web Server Could Affect Wide Range of IoT Devices

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Cybersecurity researchers today uncovered details of two new vulnerabilities in the GoAhead web server software, a tiny application widely embedded in hundreds of millions of Internet-connected smart devices. One of the two vulnerabilities, assigned as CVE-2019-5096, is a critical code execution flaw that can be exploited […]

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | End-of-Life Devices Pose Data Breach Risk

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans End-of-life devices not properly sanitized of data can cause compliance issues and make corporate data vulnerable GDPR, CCPA and the rest of the alphabet soup of privacy laws should have organizations looking more deeply at how and where they store and use data. While most companies […]

Turn off #cameras and #tracking devices in children’s #Christmas #presents to prevent #hacking, Information #Commissioner tells #parents

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Parents should turn off the cameras and automatic tracking devices in their children’s Christmas presents because of the risk of hacking, the Information Commissioners’ Office has warned. With a rise in the number of ‘smart’ toys and devices gracing the wish list this year, parents should […]

Mobile #Pwn2Own 2017 #Hackers #Exploit Fully #Patched #Mobile Devices

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Security researchers demonstrate new zero-day vulnerabilities in fully patched Apple, Samsung and Huawei mobile devices at the Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 security event in Tokyo. On the first day of the Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 hacking competition in Tokyo, security researchers demonstrated new zero-day attacks against fully patched […]

University of Washington students can hack smart devices, track body movement

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Computer science students at the University of Washington have found a way to remotely hack into people’s personal devices, such as cell phones and smart TV’s, to track individual movement, raising serious security questions, the university announced Wednesday. The hacking method uses CovertBand, a software program […]

We Need to Talk about Cybersecurity for Older, Unsupported IoT Devices

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans With such swift changes in smart-home technology these days, vendors area cranking out new-and-improved IoT devices faster than ever. How are we to secure our connected homes when manufacturers move to the next big thing and discontinue support – including firmware updates for the latest security […]

CYBERSECURITY BILL TAKES AIM AT VULNERABILITIES IN MEDICAL DEVICES

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans On July 27, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Medical Device Cybersecurity Act of 2017, a bill that CHIME supports. The legislation, S.1656, would make the cybersecurity capabilities of medical devices more transparent to providers, clarifies expectations concerning security enhancements and maintenance of medical devices […]

BITCOIN BOTNET AIMS TO MAKES MONEY FROM SMART DEVICES

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hackers may be hijacking internet-connected fridges, toasters and light bulbs in order to use their computing power to mine bitcoins, researchers have revealed. IBM researchers discovered a bitcoin mining component in a new variant of Mirai—a form of malware that … The post BITCOIN BOTNET AIMS […]

How Android and iOS devices really get hacked

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Amidst all the fear and hype generated over the past few days as a result of Wikileaks and its precipitous Vault 7 dump, one thing was crystal clear: People have no idea what hacking an Android smartphone or an iPhone … The post How Android and […]

Cyber security firm has detected pre-installed malware on Android based devices that are stealing data

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Israel-based cyber security firm Check Point has detected a malware that is not downloaded due to users’ use but is already present in Android device. According to a company blog post last week, the pre-installed malware was detected in 38 … The post Cyber security firm […]

Middle East needs to ‘toughen up’ when protecting smart devices against cybercrime, says AnchorFree

  One of the world’s leading online security and privacy companies has vowed to step up its campaign to combat cybercrime in the Middle East. “The Middle East needs to toughen up when it comes to protecting its smart devices, and there has to be a much greater awareness of the consequences, whether it is identity theft […]

Medical Devices Vulnerable to Hackers, New Report Says

  In an episode of the television series “Homeland,” a terrorist organization assassinates the vice president of the United States by wirelessly hacking into his pacemaker. Although the scenario was fictional, the underlying premise is not. Life-saving medical devicesabound in today’s world, and many of these devices are connected wirelessly to hospitalnetworks, making them vulnerable to cyberattacks. For […]