IoT

IoT

New Mirai variant targets Tea LaTeX 1.0

New Mirai variant targets Tea LaTeX 1.0

Avira’s IoT Labs identified a new variant of the Mirai botnet that exploits unauthenticated remote code execution in the web interface for LaTeX.

1 week ago 3 min read
IoT

What’s so dystopian about a smart TV?

What’s so dystopian about a smart TV?

Smart TVs know a lot about their owners, should their owners trust them?  A way to intelligently monitor and control the trustworthiness of IoT devices like smart TVs is needed.

2 years ago 2 min read
IoT

Turning up the heat on the smart thermostat

Turning up the heat on the smart thermostat

A smart thermostat and the team in the datacenter that supports it, knows a lot about the user – perhaps too much. The potential for hacking incidents to occur underlines the importance of security for all of our connected devices.

2 years ago 3 min read
IoT

Should I be (more) paranoid after my IoT Christmas?

Should I be (more) paranoid after my IoT Christmas?

A comprehensive approach to mitigate the problem of an insecure smart home is to secure the network. This is in contrast to a single-minded focus on securing individual IoT devices, which will not be possible, for a long time yet.

2 years ago 3 min read
IoT

Beyond the device: securing the IoT

Beyond the device: securing the IoT

Smart homes are probably vulnerable homes: Whose responsibility is it to secure the home – the home owner? The manufacturer of the device? How about the Internet service provider – after all, they are likely to suffer more than most when things go wrong.

2 years ago 3 min read