Only 6% of consumers use smart speakers to full capacity

Only 6% of consumers use smart speakers to full capacity

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 23.06.2018

Wi-Fi speakers that come with virtual assistants are popular among smart home owners. Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant were created to not only play music, but to also set alarms, take voice commands to control lights and thermostats, make calls, order an Uber and reply to text messages, among other functions. Even though they meet ... The post Only 6% of consumers use smart speakers to full capacity appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Cisco patches critical flaws in many of its switches and security appliances

Cisco patches critical flaws in many of its switches and security appliances

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 22.06.2018

Switchzilla has released 24 security advisories to document and patch critical and high-severity flaws recently found in hundreds of devices, including switches, firewalls and security appliances. On June 20, the networking giant published a knowledgebase article titled “Cisco FXOS and NX-OS Software Security Advisory Collection,” which includes 24 advisories describing as many vulnerabilities in Cisco [and#8230;] read more

Amplified DDoS Attacks Are Here to Stay, Experts Say

Amplified DDoS Attacks Are Here to Stay, Experts Say

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 22.06.2018

As bad actors seek ever-more lucrative ways to enhance their Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, analysts are noticing a sustained effort from the black hat community to amplify their firepower. read more

Multiple critical security flaws found in nearly 400 IP cameras

Multiple critical security flaws found in nearly 400 IP cameras

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 22.06.2018

Seven major security gaps have been detected in almost 400 Axis network cameras that hackers could manipulate to coordinate remote attacks and completely take over smart devices via LAN or internet, researchers from VDOO have found. Each vulnerability is critical, and when all are exploited at the same time they allow hackers to execute shell ... The post Multiple critical security flaws found in nearly 400 IP cameras appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Med Associates breach leaves 270,000 patient records at risk

Med Associates breach leaves 270,000 patient records at risk

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 22.06.2018

Med Associates has suffered a data breach that may have directed patient names and insurance information into the wrong hands. Hackers could use the data for medical fraud, the company said. On its About page, Med Associates Inc. describes itself as a manufacturer, software developer, and supplier of products for behavioral psychology, pharmacology, neuroscience, and [and#8230;] read more

Black River Medical Center employee falls for phishing scam; breach ensues

Black River Medical Center employee falls for phishing scam; breach ensues

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 21.06.2018

Black River Medical Center has issued a notice informing customers that the healthcare provider has learned of a data security lapse that may have resulted in the exposure of some patients’ personal information. An affiliate of Saint Francis Healthcare System, Black River is a community-owned, not-for-profit hospital in Missouri, US. On April 23, the hospital [and#8230;] read more

Tesla Sabotage Highlights Danger of Insider Threat

Tesla Sabotage Highlights Danger of Insider Threat

by Business Insights , on 21.06.2018

Electric car manufacturer Tesla is facing a nightmare insider attack scenario for which too many companies today fail to prepare. Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitted this week that an employee managed to intentionally wreak havoc with the software code that underpins the company's manufacturing system. The fallout has resulted in "quite extensive and damaging sabotage to our operations," according to Musk in a company-wide email that was leaked to CNBC two days ago. read more

Montblanc fans can use smartwatches to make digital payments

Montblanc fans can use smartwatches to make digital payments

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 21.06.2018

The mobile wallet market has grown in popularity due to increased interest in NFC technology, and industries are setting the ground for a proper infrastructure that enables and encourages users to move away from cash payments. Montblanc, the German luxury watch company, has taken a major step toward digitalization by joining the smartwatch world. The ... The post Montblanc fans can use smartwatches to make digital payments appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

‘Edge computing’ to become key to IoT security as connected devices flood the market, analysts say

‘Edge computing’ to become key to IoT security as connected devices flood the market, analysts say

by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.06.2018

IoT connections will grow 140% to 50 billion connected devices by 2022 as “edge computing” accelerates return on investment as well as security, Juniper Research forecasts. However, will this prediction entice IoT vendors to take part in a trend that will demand more diligence on their end? New data from the market intelligence firm indicates ... The post ‘Edge computing’ to become key to IoT security as connected devices flood the market, analysts say appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Employers Should Reward Staffers Who Dodge Online Scams, Thwart Ransomware, Study Shows

Employers Should Reward Staffers Who Dodge Online Scams, Thwart Ransomware, Study Shows

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 20.06.2018

Employees are a company’s first line of defense against an impending breach. All it takes is one negligent staffer with bad password hygiene, or an unwary employee falling for a phishing scam, for hackers to gain a foothold in an organization’s infrastructure. read more

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