A greatly enhanced variant of the powerful Mirai botnet is already infecting IoT devices even though it's operating in a test environment, according to researchers at cybersecurity firm Avira Protection Lab.
As the use of telehealth continues to surge during the COVID-19 crisis, healthcare entities and their vendors must take critical steps to keep patient data private and secure, says attorney Janine Anthony Bowen.
Security experts are urging organizations to patch a newly revealed serious flaw in Microsoft SharePoint as quickly as possible because proof-of-concept exploit code is already available. The U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center warns that hackers frequently target fresh SharePoint flaws.
Singapore has launched an IoT cybersecurity labelling program intended to improve the baseline security of internet-connected consumer products. The program is voluntary, but Singapore eventually intends to make it mandatory.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes a new report that labels ransomware as the No. 1 cybercrime threat. Also featured: A former FBI agent offers an update on "disruptionware" attacks; how Tesla's autopilot is tricked by phantom images.
The Xplora 4 kids smartwatch was shipped with a backdoor that could be activated remotely by an encrypted SMS to take secret screenshots. The manufacturer says the code was mistakenly left in the firmware, and it has issued a patch to remove it.
Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before: The U.S., U.K. and some allied governments are continuing to pretend that criminals will get a free pass - and police won't be able to crack cases - so long as individuals and businesses have access to products and services that use strong encryption.
Two types of autopilot systems can be tricked into reacting after seeing split-second images, according to new research into autonomous vehicles. Although this could pose a risk, deep-learning software could keep the systems from being tricked.
Microsoft's IoT platform, Azure Sphere, which launched in February, is the company's bet to address the growing security and management problems around connected devices. A three-month bug bounty program for the platform resulted in resolving a number of vulnerabilities and awarding $374,000 in bounties.
Security researchers with the Chinese company Qihoo say they've spotted a new IoT botnet that brute forces telnet ports on routers and other devices and is coded with a command to erase infected devices.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes cybersecurity firm McAfee's plans to again become a publicly traded company. Also featured: 'Zero trust' strategic insights and an IoT security flaw saga.
Legislation that establishes minimum security standards for IoT devices procured by the federal government is moving closer to becoming law. A bill has passed the House, and chances are likely better than ever for Senate support following a rewrite of parts of the bill.
McAfee is set to become a public company once again, with the cybersecurity firm filing for an IPO with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to trade under "MCFE" on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Separately, Ivanti announced that it would buy security firms MobileIron and Pulse Secure.