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Report: Mirai tries to wrap its tentacles around SD-WAN

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Mirai – the software that has hijacked hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices to launch massive DDoS attacks – now goes beyond recruiting just IoT products; it also includes code that seeks to exploit a vulnerability in corporate SD-WAN gear. That specific equipment – VMware’s SDX line of SD-WAN appliances – now has an updated […]

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Free course – Ethical Hacking: Hacking the Internet of Things

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IoT devices are proliferating on corporate networks, gathering data that enables organizations to make smarter business decisions, improve productivity and help avoid costly equipment failures, but there is one big downside – security of the internet of things remains a problem. It makes sense, then, for enterprises to try to spot vulnerabilities in the IoT […]

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10 Hot IoT security startups to watch

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The internet of things is growing at breakneck pace and may end up representing a bigger economic shift in networking than the internet itself did, making security threats associated with the IoT a major concern. This worry is reflected by investments being made in startups that focus on stopping threats to the IoT, the industrial […]

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Does your cloud-access security broker support IPv6? It should.

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Cloud access security brokers (CASB) insert security between enterprises and their cloud services by providing visibility and access control, but IPv6 could be causing a dangerous blind spot. That’s because CASBs might not support IPv6, which could be in wide corporate use even in enterprises that choose IPv4 as their preferred protocol. [ Related: What […]

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How to hack your own Wi-Fi network

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One way to bolster your understanding of Wi-Fi security is to do some hacking yourself. That doesn’t mean you should infiltrate a company’s network or snoop on a neighbor’s setup. Rather, ethical hacking and legitimate Wi-Fi penetration testing – done in cooperation with the network owner – can help you learn more about the strengths […]

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Triton and the new wave of IIoT security threats

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As IIoT grows in prominence, so too does its status as a target for malicious hackers – particularly given its increased impact on the physical world; the latest and potentially most dangerous is called Triton. Triton first reared its ugly head near the end of 2017, according to security company Fireeye. It targets an industrial […]

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IoT providers need to take responsibility for performance

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Last year saw the continued growth of enterprises adopting internet of things solutions, with companies harnessing the power of wireless data collection, analytics and connectivity to enhance productivity and efficiency in ways we could previously not imagine. Analysts expect corporate spending on IoT in the U.S. to approach $200B in 2019, with global spending exceeding […]

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DNS over HTTPS seeks to make internet use more private

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Unauthorized interception of DNS traffic provides enough information to ascertain internet users’ thoughts, desires, hopes and dreams.  Not only is there concern for privacy from nearby nosey neighbors, but governments and corporations could use that information to learn about individuals’ internet behavior and use it to profile them and their organization for political purposes or […]