Category: Security

#IOT malware found in 177 countries

#IOT malware found in 177 countries

Almost all countries on earth now have Internet of Things devices infected with Mirai. Source: Internet of Things Malware Has Apparently Reached Almost All Countries on Earth | Motherboard

EU proposing color coded “Security labels” for #IOT devices

EU proposing color coded “Security labels” for #IOT devices

When the going gets tough, the tough form a committee Source: The EU’s latest idea to secure the Internet of Things? Sticky labels – Naked Security Hmmmm …. I guess this is to inform the purchaser or user of a device as to the state of the device’s security. Would this be like the color coding scheme used to triage patients at a major incident? Green = can walk, help can be delayed Yellow = injured,...

Botnot of #IOT devices used in #DDoS attack on web site

Botnot of #IOT devices used in #DDoS attack on web site

Preliminary indications are that the DDoS attack used, in part, a network of unsecured IoT devices. The 620 Gbps DDoS attack was built on a massive botnet. Source: Renowned blog KrebsOnSecurity hit with massive DDoS attack – Computer Business Review Related articles Attackers Combine Three Botnets to Launch Massive DDoS Attack IoT home routers used to launch application-level DDoS attack DDoS of Things – GlobalDots Blog Symantec identifies IoT security risks More IoT botnets connected...

Did Newsweek really find Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto? 0

Did Newsweek really find Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto?

Newsweek has posted a cover story by Leah McGrath Goodman, claiming to have located the inventor of Bitcoin, publishing a photo of his house and his car license plate. Goodman ties together weak correlations with one almost fact – saying the individual said “I no longer have any connection” when she allegedly asked him about Bitcoin. But the individual said he was misunderstood, saying his answer was in reference to no longer being involved in...

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