A curated list of links to IoT Security news and helpful user advice.
Courtesy of FranksMicro LLC in Columbus, Ohio.
Non-profit site provides details and comparisons for just about every available commercial VPN. Very detailed.
Google is recommending specific actions for owners of its Nest thermostat and related products to increase security.
Concern is that Chinese-made drones may be sending images, video, and flight records to servers in Beijing when they are connected to local PC network to download data.
Attackers can take advantage of the flaws, plus some expected misconfigurations, to take over monitors and/or telemetry aggregation servers, exfiltrate data, and even silence alerts.
Factory default and easy-to-guess passwords are the culprit in this incident.
In response to multiple reports of hacks and unauthorized access of smart cameras and doorbells, Consumer Reports sent a letter to 25 manufacturers of IoT cameras requesting information on the security steps being taken to prevent hacks and unauthorized access.
Bug in Xiaomi app shows images from random users homes. This is an example of how personal information can be exposed even if the user follows security guidelines perfectly and there are no hackers.
Server leak exposed the details of roughly 2.4 million IoT device customers.
Smart phone messaging app spies on you by recording message content and GPS location.
Security researcher finds log-in credentials for 3,672 Ring camera owners on a text storage site.
Video of hackers engaging a Florida family with racial insults using a hacked Ring camera. Interview with family, and with a tech expert who briefly discusses countermeasures.
Report by a UK consumer group on security vulnerabilities of some popular toys. Includes general security advice and a link to a security safety checklist to use when shopping for toys.
Video of hackers engaging 8-year-old girl using a hacked Ring camera. Brief interview with girl and mother.
Discusses how manufacturers, as well as hackers, can use smart TVs to compromise user's privacy, and mentions a few countermeasures.
Discusses how a new strain of Mirai (the botnet of hijacked Iot devices that created a massive US East Coast internet outage in late 2016) is again attacking IoT devices. List of targeted devices, and some advice on how to protect these devices.
Describes how unsecured IoT devices were hijacked to create a massive US East Coast internet outage in late 2016.