Aaron Forbes

The UPnP security exploit affecting millions of home devices

You might have heard the term “plug and play” before. In general, the term encompasses a device that can be used without user configuration, allowing for a smooth and easy setup and continuous usage throughout the device’s lifetime. Although this might sound nice at first, the Universal Plug and Play or UPnP protocol has seen enough controversy throughout its lifespan and has been affected by ...

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Sam Stelfox

Ring doorbell privacy concerns: Smart home cybersecurity news [January 2020]

Prevalent in smart home cybersecurity news for months now, Ring doorbell privacy concerns continue to surface— This week, news broke out regarding the presence of third-party trackers in the Ring Video Doorbell mobile app for Android. 

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Tyler Pack

How can I tell if my smart camera has been hacked?

Despite the many security incidents seen with smart cameras last year (read about the Nest account hacks, Blink vulnerabilities, and latest hacking incident with Ring), such devices continue to be found in the smart home.

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Sam Stelfox

What is Light Commands? Smart home cybersecurity news [November 2019 edition]

November was a busy month regarding smart home cybersecurity news. You might recall hearing about Finland's new cybersecurity labeling process for IoT devices, a global science and safety company's introduction of an IoT Security Rating, and Amazon Ring privacy policies being under scrutiny. While these stories made headlines, today's focus is on another headline— a new hacking method for voice ...

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Liz Hitchcock

Why Minim, continued

Genesis stories are always subjective. While you may be well versed in the one about how Minim was founded in response to the Mirai botnet attack from October 21, 2016, there's a bit more to the story— this time, from a parenting point of view. 

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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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Samantha Albano

Tips to #BeCyberSmart during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Happy October! Last week, we shared one of our monthly smart home cybersecurity news roundups to kick off the month and today, we're continuing our cybersecurity discussions with some tips and tricks to #BeCyberSmart during October, aka National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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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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Samantha Albano

Home network security monitoring: IoT security regulations update

As the consumer IoT installed base is expected to reach 13 billion units by 2020, we've seen some noteworthy IoT safety legal movements in the past few months. In this issue of our home network security monitoring series, we provide an update on the latest proposed IoT security regulations.

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