What Would It Look Like If We Put Warnings on IoT Devices Like We Do Cigarette Packets?


A couple of years ago, I was heavily involved in analysing and reporting on the massive VTech hack, the one where millions of records were exposed including kids' names, genders, ages, photos and the relationship to parents' records which included their home address. Part of this data was collected via
Smart TV hack embeds attack code into broadcast signal—no access required

A new attack that uses terrestrial radio signals to hack a wide range of Smart TVs raises an unsettling prospect—the ability of hackers to take complete control of a large number of sets at once without having physical access to any of them.

For a couple days, we thought we might have to replace our refrigerator (fortunately, we didn't). One of those internet-enabled ones was not going to be an option.
Making the Internet of Insecure Things a little less insecure...

Rash of in-the-wild attacks permanently destroys poorly secured IoT devices


Ongoing "BrickerBot" attacks might be trying to kill devices before they can join a botnet.
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What a long fight! And what we have left... :facepalm
Internet of Things Teddy Bear Leaked 2 Million Parent and Kids Message Recordings - Motherboard


A company that sells “smart” teddy bears leaked 800,000 user account credentials—and then hackers locked it and held it for ransom.
Saw this the other day on another network:

The 'S' in IoT stands for 'Security'.