In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, data misappropriation, #deletefacebook, calls for regulation and pending testimony to U.S. Congress, Facebook announced a series of initiatives to restrict data access and also a renewed selfie awareness to focus efforts on protecting people on the platform. What’s more notable however is that Mark Zuckerberg also hosted a last-minute, […]
You can’t stop what you can’t see coming. Understanding the value of intelligence gathering on the Dark Web and gaining Open Source tools to better protect your company The Dark Web is inherently scary for those who are unfamiliar with it, which to be frank, is most of us. Even asking most regular internet users […]
The massive mid-October DDoS attack driven by a swarm of everyday Internet of Things (IoT) devices crippled dozens of the Internet’s most popular websites and services could be the first of many. Two hackers have stepped forward and, in an online chat with Vice’s Motherboard, explained that a larger botnet is being assembled that will […]
Security concerns about Internet of Things (IoT) consumer gear has now spread to speeding cameras used in smart cities. TheNewspaper.com rang alarm bells about the proliferation of connected smart city technology that is vulnerable to hackers. Specifically it reported on worrying Kaspersky Lab research that found a large number of connected speeding cameras deployed in smart […]
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises communication between devices, higher efficiency, more productivity, but security experts and hackers have also warned that it means malicious attacks will move from the internet and into your home. This week, Andrew Tierney and Ken Munro, two researchers from U.K. security firm Pen Test Partners, showed the new home […]
It’s no secret that we here at ReadWrite love the Internet of Things (IoT). This is our focus, and one of the most interesting sectors of emerging technology today. However, it’s far from perfect. Security issues have long been a concern for IoT, and a recent speaker at the Black Hat technology and security conference […]
Proliferating health and fitness devices is eroding the privacy of U.S. citizens, and current government policy is falling woefully short of addressing the privacy gap. These privacy gaps were revealed in a new report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to Morning Consult. The report found that the 1996 Health Insurance […]
With the explosive growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), both spies and hackers are feasting on a new universe of poorly secured technology. Recode quotes a top spy from the US National Security Agency who spoke with surprising candor about IoT’s security vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities stem from the increasing complexity of the technology which, […]
On this Memorial Day, let’s not forget the hackers and tinkerers toiling in the shadows, who help protect those men and women who keep America safe. As we enter a world of connected everything, U.S. defense research agency DARPA is trying to stay on top of this IoT thing — ensuring that “off-the-shelf” products cannot be […]
With more connections comes more risk
Medium is the latest to put ye olde password in the crosshairs.
Defense against intrusion is no longer enough.
Hacker’s List matches hackers with those who want something hacked.
By taking out Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.
More sensitive data to steal.
Silicon Valley stereotypes aren’t stopping them.
Project Zero aims to make the Web more secure.
Anonymous users are coming forward claiming to possess stolen eBay data.
Cloud customers may have a face-palm moment when they realize how hackers got in.
The magnetic stripe is a dangerous, dead-end technology—but banks and merchants are keeping it alive, to our peril.