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Sony is only the most recent of the major corporations with dedicated security teams to get hacked. Bottom line, nobody is immune to emerging threats. 2014 has earned itself the dubious distinction of becoming “Year of the Data Breach”. It’s not as if there weren’t breaches in 2013 (or any other year, for that matter), but this was the year that the issue hit home with millions of consumer records compromised at major retailers. The news of the Target breach broke just before the new year, Nieman Marcus came shortly thereafter, and the... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Dec 16, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
I recently found myself requiring to downgrade the firmware on the lab's in-house IP camera. Attempts at trying to do so using the 'Upgrade Device Firmware' utility from the UI (pictured below) failed. (Might sound counterintuitive, but it was also the obvious thing to try). Some Internet searches later, it appeared that a downgrade might be possible using a serial connection. It was time to get se-real. In this post I detail how I went about doing this. 1. Solder connections to IP Camera Serial Pins In order to set up the serial connection,... [Read More]
by RSS Ruchna Nigam  |  Nov 19, 2014  |  Filed in: Security Research
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Aug 16, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
"The battle for the Internet of Things has just begun. According to industry research firm IDC, the IoT market is expected to hit $7.1 trillion by 2020," said John Maddison, vice president of marketing at Fortinet. "The ultimate winners of the IoT connected home will come down to those vendors who can provide a balance of security and privacy vis--vis price and functionality." Today we released the results of a global survey that probes home owners about key issues pertaining to the Internet of Things (IoT). Independently administered throughout... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jun 23, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jun 21, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jun 14, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Apr 12, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Derek Manky Speaks to Network World's Keith Shaw about the current trends in the threat landscape. Root kits Boot kits and the Internet of Things [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Mar 19, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Recently, Proofpoint security researchers published two blog entries (part one and part two) that they have been observing a series of spam campaigns originating in more than 25 % of cases by Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The compromised devices which were reported to send spam included "multi-media centers, televisions and at least one refrigerator". The first blog entry wasn't sufficiently detailed and raised several doubts. The second entry clarifies several points, though not all, so here's my intake on IoT. Are malware on Internet of... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Jan 27, 2014  |  Filed in: Security Research
Happy Saturday! The week is finally coming to an end and in an effort to make the game of catch-up a little easier on you, we have collected some of the biggest news stories right here. The FCC's Net Neutrality suit has been shot down in a court of appeals This is big deal, to say the least. Not only does this ruling hold some significant implications for the future of how we access media over the internet, it also means we will have less control over the channel all together. The Verge wrote a very frank article on the topic here. Amazon... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jan 18, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends