Dark Reading – You might look at an old fax machine or dusty printer and just see out-of-date technology that you can’t even use to send email. You might look at the company mailroom as just a place to collect unsolicited junk mail you’ll soon throw in the trash. Attackers may see something different: vulnerabilities, often ignored by your security department. Cyberrattacks on non-computer vectors are more common than you think.
Techspective – There are a variety of potential benefits for cities that embrace technology. “Smart cities” can implement technology to streamline functionality and improve efficiency in a number of ways from detecting when a public parking lot is full to enabling remote wireless control of traffic signals. Of course, connecting the infrastructure of a city and making it remotely accessible and manageable also exposes it to potential risk and malicious activity.
ZDnet – As researchers turn their attention to vehicles, we’ve seen everything from sending drivers into a ditch to brakes which suddenly won’t work.
bobsguide – The Open Banking Initiative, brought in by PSD2 on January 13, heralded the start of a new dawn. For the custodian banks, fomenting trust is a security exercise, and for the fintech third parties, a marketing exercise, according to John Sheehy, director of strategy at cybersecurity firm IOActive.
Dark Reading – Researchers at Black Hat Europe will detail denial-of-service and other flaws in MQTT, CoAP machine-to-machine communications protocols that imperil industrial and other IoT networks online.