Monthly IoT Security News Roundup, June 2018

//Monthly IoT Security News Roundup, June 2018

IoT Devices continue to be the focal point of commercially motivated hackers and nation-state spies, aided by numerous vulnerabilities and lack of awareness on the users’ side.
Read it all at our monthly summary of IoT Security news.


Hacks, Exploits and Utter Catastrophes

New vulnerabilities, exploits and hacking attacks continue to target the various segments of IoT devices.


In the routers realm:


In the latest news regarding smart-home devices:


New video surveillance exploits published include:

  • a series of critical vulnerabilities detected in Foscam security cameras that could give an attacker root access with nothing but the camera’s IP addresses.
  • Researchers disclose 7 flaws in 390 Axis IP cameras, as a remote attacker could take control.
  • In Australia, an outage caused serious privacy breach after Telstra outage resulted in a Perth business customer suddenly gaining access to several other businesses’ CCTV cameras,
  • Swann security in the Uk suffering from a similar blunder.


IoT Security Laws, Regulations and Standards

Governments and Regulators from the U.S., Korea and Europe push towards greater standardization of IoT devices and security.

  • U.S. Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security release report to the president on promoting action against botnets and other automated threats
  • Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said Thursday that the government is not doing enough to force the private sector to build better security into the Internet of things (IoT) devices.
  • Federal Trade Commission advises consumer product safety agency on IoT security for protection against physical “hazards”  associated with IoT devices.
  • The Netherlands’ Radiocommunication Agency has called for Europe to introduce minimum security standards for IoT devices.
  • BSI standard being developed for IOT devices and apps – Privacy by design for consumer goods and services –  a new standard aimed at protecting consumers’ domestic privacy.
  • South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT and the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) have jointly released a medical & transportation cybersecurity guide.

IoT security trends

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The SecuriThings Team

2018-10-23T09:32:27+02:00 July 10th, 2018|