Security Boulevard – With the explosion of internet-of-things (IoT) and connected, industrial IoT (IIoT), and connected, smart home devices, it is getting harder and harder to find things that don’t have some sort of embedded operating system and connectivity today. While connected devices can streamline productivity and provide a variety of benefits, they also expose you to risk.
Dark Reading – App developers must take responsibility for the security of users’ data. The smartphone has become the central command center for many people’s lives. A 2020 study found that the average user has 67 apps on their phone — but most people never stop to think about what data those apps contain or how well protected it is.
DailyMail – Security research firm IOActive also conducted a study that found roughly 50 vulnerabilities in robots produced by many popular vendors. Overall, these vulnerabilities lead to a plethora of dangers, including the possibility they could be hijacked and used as secretive listening devices or even weapons.
Techspective – The benefits of Wi-Fi connectivity also come with some unique security challenges—like the issues recently discovered by Ruben Santamarta, a principal security consultant at IOActive, that allowed him to gain root access to Sierra Wireless AirLink devices.
airspacemag.com – Meet the people who are making sure it won’t. Modern aircraft have sometimes been called computers with wings, and as far back as 1994, long before hacking became high on society’s list of everyday worries, Boeing engineers were having discussions about how to keep malicious software from being introduced into the data network of their newest marvel, the 777 airliner.