Multiple Vulnerabilities in Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

Multiple Vulnerabilities in Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

by Bitdefender Team, from Bitdefender Labs , on 11.12.2019

Internet of Things devices have become commonplace in modern homes. Relatively inexpensive and easy to control remotely, they promise a world at your fingertips. Security vulnerabilities in connected devices can not only affect the user experience but can also give cyber-criminals an open door to your local network. This is also the case with the […] read more

FBI Warns Public of Possible Spying through Smart TVs

FBI Warns Public of Possible Spying through Smart TVs

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 11.12.2019

FBI issued an advisory for people who have bought a smart TV, or are thinking of buying one, in an attempt to raise awareness of privacy issues users might introduce into their homes. Hackers could conceivably take control of smart devices and use them in various attacks. Now that Black Friday has passed and Christmas ... The post FBI Warns Public of Possible Spying through Smart TVs appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Google’s December Android Update Fixes Critical Vulnerability

Google’s December Android Update Fixes Critical Vulnerability

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 11.12.2019

Google published its December 2019 Security Bulletin, and it comes with a few important fixes for various security issues, including one deemed critical. The Android Security Bulletin provides information regarding all security patches issued for the Android operating systems, and in the latest December update Google underlined the fixes pushed upstream. Google regularly releases updates ... The post Google’s December Android Update Fixes Critical Vulnerability appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Most Breaches Are Financially Motivated, Verizon Study Finds

Most Breaches Are Financially Motivated, Verizon Study Finds

by Silviu Stahie, from Business Insights , on 10.12.2019

Most breaches of companies in 2019 were financially motivated, and this remains the main reason organizations to protect against all types of intrusions, a Verizon study has found. read more

A new skin for Christmas? The blurred line between gaming and gambling for young children

A new skin for Christmas? The blurred line between gaming and gambling for young children

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 10.12.2019

During the holidays, many children have more time to play online games and, maybe, extra pocket money they could be tempted to spend on skins (outfits for their characters, weapons and accessories) or special features (dance movements, powers). Some of the activities are very similar to gambling. Experts warn that children could develop addictive gambling ... The post A new skin for Christmas? The blurred line between gaming and gambling for young children appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Amazon Contemplating Facial Recognition in Ring Doorbell Cameras

Amazon Contemplating Facial Recognition in Ring Doorbell Cameras

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 10.12.2019

Amazon has been in the crossfire over the past week, dodging new allegations of privacy violations, enforcing existent racial biases and more or less building a nationwide surveillance network, with or without unregulated police cooperation. And it all boils down to reports that it’s considering implementing facial recognition in its Ring doorbell cameras. Networked doorbell ... The post Amazon Contemplating Facial Recognition in Ring Doorbell Cameras appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Forrester Research® Names Bitdefender® a Leader in Cloud Workload Security

Forrester Research® Names Bitdefender® a Leader in Cloud Workload Security

by Michael Weinstein, from Business Insights , on 10.12.2019

Forrester Research publishes first Forrester WaveTM: Cloud Workload Security, Q4 2019 Bitdefender named Leader in cloud workload security based on its scores in current offering, strategy, and market presence Bitdefender protects workloads at both operating system and hypervisor levels and maximizes efficiency and agility of security operations. read more

From Security Alerts to Actionable Insights. How Context Can Save You Time and Money

From Security Alerts to Actionable Insights. How Context Can Save You Time and Money

by Angel Icusca, from Business Insights , on 10.12.2019

Is that IP blacklisted or a false positive? Has it happened before? Were there any associated events? Should I keep it under supervision or just ignore it? read more

IoT Devices Could Have Security Ratings, and Fairly Soon

IoT Devices Could Have Security Ratings, and Fairly Soon

by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 10.12.2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) lacks a standardized rating system for cybersecurity, but that’s something safety certification company Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is trying to change. UL is the world’s biggest independent not-for-profit testing laboratory, and one of its goals is to make the world safer by testing products. One of their initiatives is to rate ... The post IoT Devices Could Have Security Ratings, and Fairly Soon appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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