Kaspersky Lab said its researcher Roman Unuchek has examined how a number of fitness wristbands interact with a smartphone, and discovered some surprising results. According to his research findings, the authentication method implemented in several popular smart wristbands allows a third-party to connect invisibly to the device, execute commands, and – in some cases – extract data held on the device.
The ‘Sony hack’ is not an anomaly, in that the company is being called out for poor security for behaviour that is actually very common across enterprises, according to network security specialist CyberArk.
As the number of devices connected to the network increase, cybercriminals will continue to hone their prowess when it comes to IoT (the Internet of Things) attacks and advanced evasion techniques, while also continuing to exploit large-scale server-side vulnerabilities for financial gains and other nefarious purposes.
Targeted attacks will become rampant in more countries as hackers have found success targeting victims around the world, according to Trend Micro Inc in the most recent edition of its annual security predictions report, 'Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2015 and Beyond: The Invisible Becomes Visible.'
Kaspersky Lab has prepared a series of reports on the risks of connected devices and the hyper-connected world in order to alert the public to the security implication of the Internet of Things (IoT).
McAfee has outlined its strategy for enabling the secure Internet of Things, saying it is building and delivering future-focused security solutions that are essential to unleashing the transformative power of a world in which every device is connected.
We are now beginning to see cybercriminals take steps to compromise Internet-enabled devices and in some instances, even competing to gain control, writes Eric Hoh of Symantec.