Enterprises 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
CERT/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
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
The 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
Not happy with putting in “features” into Windows 10 which many fear might be spying on them, Microsoft has been quietly retro-fitting similar software into Windows 7 and 8.
In April, Microsoft released a non-security update for both Windows 7 and 8.… Read the rest
Nearly 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
The so-called affair site Ashley Madison, which was exposed by hackers, was unlikely to do what it claimed – make it easy for people to have affairs.
This is because the database was mostly populated by men so, unless we are talking about gay affairs, few straight men would have found a woman to have an affair with in the first place.… Read the rest
A report from the security suits at IBM has called for systems administrators to block Tor as a matter of course.
The Tor anonymisation network is increasingly used as the point of origin of attacks on public- and private-sector organisations, the report said.… Read the rest
A UK hacker who hacked and recruited for the Islamic State terror group has been killed in a drone strike in Syria.
Junaid Hussain from Birmingham was a key operator for the Islamic death cult and had targeted new recruits for the organisation.… Read the rest
Most 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