Sam Stelfox

What is Gafgyt malware? Smart home cybersecurity news [October 2019 edition]

Last month, we shared about major vulnerabilities affecting popular router brands, such as D-Link, Lenovo, and ASUS. Vulnerable wireless routers have made the cut for our smart home cybersecurity news roundup again with the recent news of a new Gafgyt malware variant.

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Sam Stelfox

IoT vulnerabilities in the wild: the good, the bad, and the ugly

It shouldn't be news to anyone now that there are a lot of poorly secured IoT devices out there. Every week, there is a new article about devices being hacked, a new malware strain, and an endless stream of security updates for devices where end users are never notified.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [September 2019 edition]

Smart home cybersecurity continues to be a hot topic as more vulnerabilities are found in consumer IoT. Vulnerable targets disclosed this month include millions of mobile phone models and several popular smart home routers.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [August 2019 edition]

There were numerous vulnerabilities discovered in the past month's time that targeted billions of IoT devices. In this edition of our smart home cybersecurity news roundup, we'll dive into the vulnerabilities that caused a critical "Update Now" warning for IoT devices using VxWorks OS and multiple security exploits for the Google Nest Cam IQ.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [July 2019 edition]

In our last smart home cybersecurity roundup, we talked about the device vulnerabilities found in Linksys Smart WiFi routers and Android smartphones. This month's issue focuses on one particular type of threat that recently made headlines for surpassing 4 million hacking attempts over a two-month period: Website drive-by attacks. Keep reading to learn more about this prevailing attack method on ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [June 2019 edition]

According to the 2019 Symantec Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), there are an average of 5,200 attacks on IoT devices per month. To help keep you informed, we're starting a smart home cybersecurity series that discusses, what we believe to be, the top threats and vulnerabilities discovered in the past month's time. This first issue discusses two recent cybersecurity findings: the Linksys ...

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Sam Stelfox

Letting the outside in: DNS rebind attacks

Names are a funny thing on the Internet. The domains everyone visits while browsing the web are solely for people. When you ask your browser to go to a website, it starts by converting that name into an address it can start talking to.

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