ICSA Labs Blog: IoT Security & Privacy

Smart door locks, fitness bands, home security cameras, oh my! 5 tips for consumers to protect themselves

Because of technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), our lives are different today than they once were and better, as a result, in so many ways.  We live in an age where one no longer needs a key to enter his/her home. Effortlessly, we can recount to our friends how many miles we have walked and calories we have burned. And we no longer have to be present to turn the lights on or off at home.

Exposing IoT Weaknesses - Before your consumer products unwittingly join a malicious DDoS Botnet

The Mirai botnet was used to carry out a DDoS attack in late October against one of the Internet’s domain name service (DNS) providers, Dyn, resulting in an Internet disruption for many.  It wasn’t the first time this botnet, comprised of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, was used in a DDoS attack.  Other earlier uses of the Mirai botnet were similarly successful in late September 2016.

Attention vendors, developers and consumers: You have a responsibility to help make the IoT secure

In light of the recent attacks that exploited Internet of Things (IoT) devices, it seems timely to reinforce the importance of IoT security.

The proliferation of IoT and what is anticipated makes privacy and security a critical consideration for device makers and more importantly for those enterprises and consumers looking to acquire them.