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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 04:35 PM

Internet of Things security is so bad, there's a search engine for sleeping kids
Shodan search engine is only the latest reminder of why we need to fix IoT security.

by J.M. Porup (UK) - Jan 23, 2016 3:30 pm UTC

Shodan, a search engine for the Internet of Things (IoT), recently launched a new section that lets users easily browse vulnerable webcams. The feed includes images of marijuana plantations, back rooms of banks, children, kitchens, living rooms, garages, front gardens, back gardens, ski slopes, swimming pools, colleges and schools, laboratories, and cash register cameras in retail stores, according to Dan Tentler, a security researcher who has spent several years investigating webcam security.

http://arstechnica.c...leeping-babies/

 



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Posted 06 February 2016 - 05:53 PM

Why the Internet of Things is a security nightmare

By Sead Fadilpašić
Published 2016-02-04

The good guys over at Context Information Security have cracked Motorola’s outdoor security camera just to point out how the Internet of Things is still a completely unsecure industry that needs serious work. The camera that got cracked was the Motorola Focus 73, and not only did the researchers manage to get inside, but they also managed to obtain the home network’s Wi-Fi password, take full control of the camera’s movement and even redirect the video feed.

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http://betanews.com/...rity-nightmare/

 



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 08:43 PM

08 Feb 16

IoT Reality: Smart Devices, Dumb Defaults

Before purchasing an “Internet of things” (IoT) device — a thermostat, camera or appliance made to be remotely accessed and/or controlled over the Internet — consider whether you can realistically care for and feed the security needs of yet another IoT thing. After all, there is a good chance your newly adopted IoT puppy will be:

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 07:18 PM

IoT's Day of Reckoning on the Horizon
by Chris Brook February 8, 2016 , 2:40 pm

TENERIFE, Spain–When it comes to the internet of things, it isn’t Wi-Fi that scares Chris Rouland, it’s the whole wireless spectrum, constantly being updated with new and poorly secured protocols. Since these protocols can be reverse engineered so easily, he stressed the modern-day equivalent of the Melissa worm, but for IoT devices could be imminent.

https://threatpost.c...horizon/116191/

 



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 06:25 PM

US intelligence chief: the Internet of Things will be used to spy and hack
By: Graham Cluley | comment : 1 | February 15, 2016 |  Posted in: Industry News

At least they’re being upfront about it. James Clapper, the United States director of national intelligence, has acknowledged what many in the online security industry have warned about for some time – that intelligence and surveillance agencies are planning to use the Internet of Things to spy and hack.

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 08:22 PM

18 Feb 16

This is Why People Fear the 'Internet of Things'

Imagine buying an internet-enabled surveillance camera, network attached storage device, or home automation gizmo, only to find that it secretly and constantly phones home to a vast peer-to-peer (P2P) network run by the Chinese manufacturer of the hardware. Now imagine that the geek gear you bought doesn’t actually let you block this P2P communication without some serious networking expertise or hardware surgery that few users would attempt.

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 11:42 AM

Eavesdropping by the Foscam Security Camera

Brian Krebs has a really weird story about the build-in eavesdropping by the Chinese-made Foscam security camera

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Tags: cameras, eavesdropping, Internet of things, privacy, security monitoring, surveillance
Posted on February 24, 2016 at 12:05 PM • 16 Comments

https://www.schneier...opping_b_1.html

Referring to : http://krebsonsecuri...rnet-of-things/