Tag: IoT

University Internet Shut Down by DDoS Attacks

The network of an undisclosed university in the United States was recently disrupted by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks caused by targeting Internet of Things (IoT) devices. An official with the university discovered more than 5,000 IoT devices connected to the school’s network were manipulated to continually search for seafood through DNS requests. The same search … More

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7.3 Billion IoT Devices Projected By 2020

A new study conducted by researchers at Samsung revealed the security challenges that will arise from an estimated 7.3 billion connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices by 2020. The dramatic expansion of connected IoT devices is driven by organizations seeking to build “smart offices” and families looking to buy “smart homes” or other technologies. The … More

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Samsung Cameras Vulnerable to Hack Attempts

Researchers claim Samsung SmartCams are vulnerable to hackers looking to create a botnet for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks through root access. The Samsung SmartCam cameras were previously vulnerable to remote command execution allowing the attackers to modify the admin password, according to reports. These type of devices were originally manufactured by a former division of … More

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