Internet of things brings security challenges

Bee swarm - Wikimedia CommonsEnterprises have started to sit up and take notice of the security challenges surrounding the internet of things web.

But, according to a report from Gartner, only 20 percent of enterprises will have digital security services protecting devices and services.

Gartner said that the IoT means new platforms and services means enterprises need to consider their responsibilities and include the emerging technology as a factor in their business strategies and planning.… Read the rest

Beware Belkin routers: the jaws that bite, the claws that catch

belkin routerCERT/CC is warning users that some Belkin home routers contain a number of vulnerabilities.

The vulnerabilities affect the Belkin N600 DB Wireless Dual Band N+ router, model F9K1102 v2 with firmware version 2.10.17, and potentially earlier versions of the firmware.  They allow an attacker to spoof DNS responses, intercept credentials sent in cleartext, access the web management interface, and take other actions on vulnerable routers.… Read the rest

Turkey arrests hacks for using encryption

Two UK journalists working for VICE, and their driver, have been arrested in Turkey and charged with terrorism after coppers found an encryption system on one of their PCs.

Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury and their Turkish-based Iraqi minder were in Diyarbakir while filming clashes between security forces and youth members of the outlawed and armed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).… Read the rest

US considers Russian internet sanctions

Vladimir Putin - Wikimedia CommonsThe US government is likely to impose sanctions against Russian and Chinese firms and individuals for hacking into US businesses.

According to Reuters, in what it describes as an exclusive report, that could well affect a future visit by Chinese president Xi Jinping to the USA this month, and would also put Russian president Vladimir Putin’s nose further out of joint.… Read the rest

Most millennials are cynics about online security

woody-allen-nihilistNearly all millennials in the US and UK are cynical when it comes to online security and do not expect online services can adequately protect their data, a new survey has revealed.

However the survey, by security firm Intercede, claims that millennials, or those reaching adulthood in the year 2000, have terrible security habits, and probably because they think it is all pointless.… Read the rest

Symantec will save us from the internet of things

Symantec logoMost pundits believe that by the end of this decade all sorts of things will be connected to each other and some believe that this could pose a serious security risk.

Symantec believes it has the answer to these problems. It estimates that IoT deviees will number 25 billion by 2020 and has now introduced embedded critical system protection.… Read the rest