A selection of this week’s more interesting vulnerability disclosures and cyber security news. Let’s face it, the idea of IoT is a good one as far as consumers go, knowing what is happening at home or from devices where you don’t have easy access is great. The problem as we know know is that in the rush to get them to market ahead of all the others, corners are not just cut, they are frequently left off to start with. Here we have a new nightmare of rampaging robot vacs and flappy door ovens and dishwashers.
With such potential targets for mayhem, we are certainly going to see more of this:
As a result of all of the above (and more) there will no doubt be some anguish from the victims, and at first glance looks an nice idea to put the pressure on business to do their bit, however the offer of a claim for free money… What could go wrong with that?
- Computer hacking victims to receive up to £6,000 compensation for ‘distress’ caused by cyber crime, under new plans
The bits that are left…
- Bad Rabbit Dies Down But Questions Remain
- Cosmetics Brand Tarte Exposed Personal Information About Nearly 2 Million Customers Kate Conger and Dell Cameron report
- CVE-2017-14937 The airbag detonation algorithm allows injury to passenger-car occupants via predictable Security Access
- Equifax Was Warned Last year, a security researcher alerted Equifax that anyone could have stolen the personal data
- Kromtech Security Center Releases Tool to Identify and Prevent Data Leaks for Amazon S3 Users Since 2015