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IoT Devices Are Hacking Your Data & Stealing Your Privacy - Infographic

Internet of Things (IoT) devices may seem harmless, but can actually pose a serious threat to the privacy and security of your business data. Think your existing security protocols are sufficient to...

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Topics: iot, Infographic

A Post-Mortem on the Mirai Botnet: Part 3 - How to Prevent and Secure Your Network from Botnet Attacks

In Part 2 of our series on the dramatic, even historic impact of the Mirai Botnet: we took a deep dive on how Mirai was able to take advantage of factory-set passwords to proliferate across the web...

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Topics: iot, hack, botnet

A Post-Mortem on the Mirai Botnet: Part 2: Analyzing the Attack

An inflection point on the risks exposed by the Internet of Things (IoT), the Mirai Botnet will no doubt be studied by researchers and industry pundits alike for months or years to come. On behalf of...

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Topics: iot, hack, botnet

A Post-Mortem on the Mirai Botnet: Part 1: Defining the Attack

Now that the outbreak of the Mirai botnet has sufficiently passed, we think it’s time for a forensics-type analysis of what just happened, how it happened and how to prevent future outbreaks. Over...

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Topics: iot, hack, botnet

Make Your Holidays Happy and Cybersecure

The holidays are a time to celebrate, but we can’t forget about taking a few basic steps to keep ourselves safe.  Traditionally, many always check electrical connections around the tree and holiday...

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Topics: Security, Infographic

What Members of Congress Did Not Say About IoT Security

IoT Pwns DC - The White House and Capitol Hill each sound the alarm about the dangers of IoT security and the impact connected insecure devices can cause. What can we do right now to protect our...

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Topics: InfoSec News, iot, hack

3 IoT Questions for House Energy & Commerce about Cybersecurity

Tomorrow a US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing will examine how cybercriminals hijacked thousands of Internet-connected webcams and printers into a botnet army that...

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Topics: InfoSec News, iot, hack

Tracking The IoT Botnet Army - Largest DDoS Attack

Control of the army of connected and infected devices that slowed the internet to a crawl two weeks ago is up for bids. Forbes.com reports that DarkNet vendors on sites like Alpha Bay are selling...

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Topics: iot, hack

Craziest, Coolest, and Scariest Bluetooth Devices

With Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy becoming two of the leading Internet of Things protocols, lots of developers are putting in the work to create every kind of connected device imaginable. We...

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Topics: Bluetooth

5 Steps to Protect Yourself from the Recent Internet of Things DDoS Attacks

The Office Coffeemaker Has Been Weaponized An October surprise – a massive DDoS attack taking down some of the world’s most popular websites - has shown just how open “backdoors” into printers,...

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Topics: iot, hack, ddos

Good News If You're Dealing with PCI Security Challenges in the Retail Environment

2016 marks the 10th anniversary for the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), and the Council is celebrating this milestone during its annual PCI Community Meetings held in...

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Topics: PCI, pci security

Pwnie Wins MassTLC Award

Pwnie Express is excited to announce that it has been awarded the MassTLC Tech Leadership Award for Innovative Tech of the Year - Security. We are delighted to be in the esteemed company of the other...

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Vulnerable IoT Device = Vulnerable Stock

If you don’t think IoT security is a serious topic, just ask St. Jude Medical Inc. Their stock dropped after a hedge fund, Muddy Waters, shorted a large quantity of the stock after disclosing...

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Topics: Security, Wireless

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