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Latest Mirai Variant Targets SonicWall, D-Link and IoT Devices

A new Mirai variant is targeting known flaws in D-Link, Netgear and SonicWall devices, as well as newly-discovered flaws in unknown IoT devices.

Researcher Creates Ransomware Attack That Can Target Smart Coffee Makers

Modifying the firmware of coffee maker allows ransomware attack on the machine while taking over other functions. Keep your IoT updated.

IDC: Smart home devices remain resilient through COVID-19

IDC has said that smart home devices will remain strong this year despite the coronavirus' effects on the economies of the world. In 2024, IDC expects 1.4 billion smart home device shipments.

Bluetooth Spoofing Bug Affects Billions of IoT Devices

A team of academic researchers have discovered a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) vulnerability that allows spoofing attacks that could affect the way humans and machines carry out tasks. It potentially impacts billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, researchers said, and remains unpatched in Android devices.

Researchers Hijacked Unsecured Printers To Demonstrate How To Secure

A team of researchers demonstrated how they hijacked unsecured printers globally while guiding users on how to secure the printers. They hijacked thousands of unsecured printers globally and forced printing of a brief security guide explaining how to protect printers.

Bugs in HDL Automation expose IoT devices to remote hijacking

A security researcher discovered vulnerabilities in an automation system for smart homes and buildings that allowed taking over accounts belonging to other users and control associated devices. Barak Sternberg shows how some weak spots in the HDL automation system could have been leveraged by attackers to fully compromise it.

NSA offers advice on how to reduce location tracking risks

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) today has published guidance on how to expose as little location information as possible while using mobile and IoT devices, social media, and mobile apps.

New wave of attacks aiming to rope home routers into IoT botnets

A Trend Micro research is warning consumers of a major new wave of attacks attempting to compromise their home routers for use in IoT botnets.

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