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Is the Internet of Things impossible to secure?

Device manufacturers can no longer afford to take a back seat when it comes to IoT security. The use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology is growing rapidly as more consumers and businesses recognise the benefits offered by smart devices. The range of IoT hardware available is huge, including everything from smart doorbells and connected …

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Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for DDoS Attacks, Firearm Charges

A New Mexico man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on dozens of organizations and for firearms-related charges. John Kelsey Gammell, 55, used several so-called booter services to launch cyberattacks, including VDoS, CStress, Inboot, Booter.xyz, and IPStresser. His targets included former employers, business competitors, companies that refused …

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Vulnerable connected devices posing immense security risk to organisations

Even though thousands of smart devices are being regularly connected to enterprise networks, many organisations do not have security policies for connected devices, or their employees do not follow existing policies by the book. In October last year, security researchers at both Check Point and Chinese security company Qihoo 360 Netlab discovered a new IoT …

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Cybercrime Poses a Mounting Problem in Taiwan

“White hat” hackers and cyber-cops fight crime in Taiwan’s heavily attacked cyberspace. Cybercrime is a growing problem in Taiwan and around the world, cybersecurity experts and law enforcement officers agree. “It’s absolutely on the rise because everything is connected to the internet – you can shop online, can do anything,” says Wu Fu-mei, acting director …

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Frequency & Costs of DNS-Based Attacks Soar

The average cost of a DNS attack in the US has climbed 57% over the last year to $654,000 in 2018, a survey from EfficientIP shows. The frequency of Domain Name System (DNS) attacks and the costs associated with addressing them are both increasing sharply, a new survey by EfficientIP shows. The DNS management vendor …

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