A selection of this week’s more interesting vulnerability disclosures and cyber security news. For a daily selection see our twitter feed at #ionCube24. Social engineering attacks are really common, perhaps due to customer service staff being constantly told to present a helpful persona, especially in these tough times where customer retention is important. Vigilance and process are your best friends here:
I remember some fascinating research on lasers last year and obviously further investigation has been made:
- Laser-Based Hacking from Afar Goes Beyond Amazon Alexa – The team that hacked Amazon Echo and other smart speakers using a laser pointer continue to investigate why MEMS microphones respond to sound.
Ah, “smart” door bells is the gift that keeps on giving…
- Smart Doorbells on Amazon, eBay, Harbor Serious Security Issues – Matt Lewis, with NCC Group, talks to Threatpost about a slew of security and privacy issues found in smart doorbells that are being sold on Amazon and eBay.