After a federal judge blocked an order that would have banned ByteDance-owned TikTok from operating within the U.S., the Commerce Department vowed to continue to defend the Trump administration's executive order. Additional court hearings over the order are scheduled for later this year.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features a discussion with FBI Agent Elvis Chan on the cyber disruptions to expect immediately after the Nov. 3 U.S. election. Also featured: smart lock security flaws; cryptocurrency-funded crimes in 2021.
Although IoT door locks are ultimately designed to keep people out, they may actually be the way in. Craig Young of Tripwire describes problems he found in U-tec's Ultraloq and other issues with IoT security.
So far, much of the discussion about 5G security has focused on avoiding the use of technology from Chinese manufacturers, including Huawei and ZTE. But security experts are increasingly concerned that 5G network and device providers rushing products to market aren't devoting enough attention to security.
As our workforce becomes increasingly disparate and fluid, privileged access is emerging as a key cyber security concern for many organisations.
Gartner cited privileged access management as the number one project for CISOs for the past two years. But, according to Thycotic research, 66% of CISOs struggle to get...
A new online platform called VulnerableThings.com is aiming to become the go-to place for reporting and viewing reports on software flaws in IoT devices. The IoT Security Foundation and Oxford Information Labs say the platform could help vendors comply with new IoT regulations and standards.
A greatly enhanced variant of the powerful Mirai botnet is already infecting IoT devices even though it's operating in a test environment, according to researchers at cybersecurity firm Avira Protection Lab.
Singapore has launched an IoT cybersecurity labelling program intended to improve the baseline security of internet-connected consumer products. The program is voluntary, but Singapore eventually intends to make it mandatory.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes a new report that labels ransomware as the No. 1 cybercrime threat. Also featured: A former FBI agent offers an update on "disruptionware" attacks; how Tesla's autopilot is tricked by phantom images.
Ransomware attacks remain the top cyber-enabled threat seen by law enforcement. But phishing, business email compromises and other types of fraud - many now using a COVID-19 theme - also loom large, Europol warns in its latest Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.
The Xplora 4 kids smartwatch was shipped with a backdoor that could be activated remotely by an encrypted SMS to take secret screenshots. The manufacturer says the code was mistakenly left in the firmware, and it has issued a patch to remove it.
Two types of autopilot systems can be tricked into reacting after seeing split-second images, according to new research into autonomous vehicles. Although this could pose a risk, deep-learning software could keep the systems from being tricked.
Microsoft's IoT platform, Azure Sphere, which launched in February, is the company's bet to address the growing security and management problems around connected devices. A three-month bug bounty program for the platform resulted in resolving a number of vulnerabilities and awarding $374,000 in bounties.
Security researchers with the Chinese company Qihoo say they've spotted a new IoT botnet that brute forces telnet ports on routers and other devices and is coded with a command to erase infected devices.