Hi- welcome to our 2nd edition of monthly IoT Security news roundup.
If you look at the number of items on this newsletter you can see an increase from the previous month. This is an ominous indication that IoT security issues are only going to worsen throughout 2018. We feel it is paramount to share information pertaining to IoT security with our peers in the industry, as well as the general public. Only through better awareness, we’ll be able to increase the necessary adoption of IoT security solutions, preventing such as hacks as described below.
IoT Security- Hacks, Exploits and Utter Catastrophes
February had no shortage of IoT security vulnerabilities, some which have already been exploited by hackers:
- OMG: Mirai-based Bot Turns IoT Devices into Proxy Servers
- Autosploit marries Shodan, Metasploit, puts IoT devices at risk
- Strava storm: why everyone should check their smart gear security settings before going for a jog
- JenX botnet leverages Grand Theft Auto video game community to infect devices
- New Botnet, dubbed ADB.Miner uses a wormlike process to spread itself across Android devices, including phones, smart TVs
- “Made in China” IoT’s malware infection still increasing.
- WiFi Routers Riddled With Holes
- Fridge Attack hackers Use it to Mine Bitcoins
- Consumer Reports: Your smart TV is tracking you and so are hackers
- Hobbyist Demonstrates Amazon Key Vulnerability
- New Satori Botnet Variant Enslaves Thousands of Dasan WiFi Routers
- Geovision Unprecedented Security Vulnerabilities And Backdoor
- Surprise! Yet Another Baby Monitor Can Be Hacked by a Child
Rules and Regulations
Regulators worldwide are pushing towards greater standardization of IoT.
- Dutch standards group looks into IoT security, interoperability
- NIST Releases Cybersecurity Report on the Internet of Things
- US Homeland Security official predicts great “risk of privacy harm in IoT”
Crime and Punishment
Cybercriminals still view IoT devices as a cheap source of firepower (for DDoS attacks) and brainpower (for mining cryptocurrencies). It is not long before the realize additional, more nefarious uses for hacked IoT devices.
- Cryptomining accounted for 49% of IoT malware detections in 2017
- Unsecured connected cameras installed in public space undermine our privacy
What’s Going On in the IoT security industry?
We’ve painstakingly curated a list of more than 30 upcoming events related to IoT and security. Start your event planning now on our events list.
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