Infographic – The Internet of Hackable Things in Your Daily Life

Today I share an infographic provided by repeat guest poster Siege Media.  The Internet of Things is full of cool new devices that connect to the network and Internet, and can be used from distant locations.  But if used without proper security controls, these smart devices can provide an easy remote entry point for an attacker.

I have not republished the excellent article that was part of the original post, 

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Guest Post – How to Use Your Laptop’s Bluetooth Connection Securely

Using Bluetooth to connect devices to your laptop is convenient but also risky. Discover what those risks are and how to minimize them.

Many laptops come with Bluetooth connectivity. Thanks to this wireless technology, you can easily connect a keyboard, mouse, headset, or other peripheral to your laptop. You can even use it to send files to a printer or ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


UL Pushes Security Standards For The Internet Of Broken Things

from the internet-of-very-broken-things dept

If you hadn’t noticed yet, the internet of things is a security and privacy shit show. Millions of poorly-secured internet-connected devices are now being sold annually, introducing massive new attack vectors and vulnerabilities into home and business networks nationwide. Thanks to IOT companies and ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


FTC warns Christmas buyers that smart toys are a security risk

Thinking of giving a young person an internet-connected ‘smart’ toy this Christmas? You may want to think again.


Targeting Military Veterans: 5 Ways Cybercriminals Are Scamming Them

They trained, they served, they protected us. Now, they’re being targeted by cybercriminals who prey on ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


The FBI Says Your TV Is Probably Spying On You

Last week, the FBI, that bastion of sage privacy and security advice, issued a blog post out of its Portland field office warning cyber Monday shoppers that their smart TV is a little too smart, and likely watches you as much as you watch it. The ...

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Guest Post – Cybersecurity Trends to Know in 2019

Here’s a contribution from Orla Forrest at Irish cloud services provider Paradyn.


In this guide, we examine some emerging innovations that are helping organisations to bolster their security in 2019.

In 2019, organisations are facing an ever-growing range of cyber-threats. In fact, according to a 2018 study from Bromium, the cybercrime economy was estimated to be worth $1.5 trillion. As ...

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Android OS Set Top Boxes Target of Botnet

A new botnet known as “Ares” is targeting misconfigured set top boxes that run the light-weight Android OS.  Two older botnets, Fbot and Trinity, are also targeting this misconfiguration.  A module, the Android Debug Bridge (ADB), is the specific vulnerability, and it should not be available at all.  The debug bridge is used by software developers during code writing to check for flaws, ...

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Many Popular Printers Provide Easy Attack Surfaces

Printers seems to be simple devices that we use to convert information into a physical form, usually text on paper.  But all printers are really small special purpose computers.  They have processors, RAM memory, and storage in the form of solid state chips or entire hard drives.  The operating system is often some form of Linux.  They usually can be accessed and configured ...

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