Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [May 2021]

Researchers found a flaw in 13 Android apps’ security measures which could lead to over 100 million users’ personal information being exposed, while both VMware and WiFi were found to have vulnerabilities that could jeopardize their larger scale networks. This month’s cybersecurity roundup examines the flaws in the authentication keys, WiFi frames, and V12 configurations that threatened the ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [April 2021]

Security researchers uncovered two major malware strains in April: the more_eggs backdoor targeting LinkedIn users and the Promotei botnet's exploitation of the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities. Social media app TikTok is also under scrutiny for the misuse of children's information and data collection. This month's cybersecurity roundup takes a deep dive into the security ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [March 2021]

Several major system infiltrations made it onto the books in March, including the previously downplayed Ubiquiti Networks breach and a new ransomware demand to the tune of $50 million. Reoccurring malware threats continue to spur a response from the United States government for stronger defensive security measures, for the general public as well as federal offices. We explore the potential ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [February 2021]

Spring is just around the corner, and in the midst of all your Spring cleaning, don’t forget to do a sweep through your computer with a malware scan. In this month's smart home cybersecurity roundup, we uncover a mysterious yet dormant threat native to macOS devices, Accellion's decision to deprecate their file transfer application, and the diverse slew of malware targeting gamers using Discord. 

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [January 2021]

January 2021— a new year, new you, and, like clockwork, new information system infiltrations. Don't worry, though, because while the country has seen some major data breaches this month, we've also seen a lot of advancement from the nation's security teams. In this smart home cybersecurity news roundup, we take a closer look at what experts have said about the SolarWinds attack, the Spotify ...

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news: 3 top attacks from 2020

From beginning to end, 2020 has been an unforgettable year to say the least. In the December 2020 edition of our smart home cybersecurity news roundup, we revisit some of the most memorable data breaches and hacks of 2020 to kick off the new year. 

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Sam Stelfox

The dangers of password leaks: Smart home cybersecurity news [November 2020]

This month’s cybersecurity news roundup features the Ring doorbell recall, Zoom’s settlement with the FTC over its security practices, a Facebook Messenger bug that allows users to listen in on other users, and a password leak of almost 50,000 vulnerable Fortinet VPNs.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [October 2020]

This month’s cybersecurity news roundup features Zoom’s new E2EE feature, the Ryuk ransomware hitting hospitals across the U.S., and HP’s revocation of their certificate for printing by Apple.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [September 2020]

This month’s smart home cybersecurity news roundup includes the Windows XP source code leak, Zoom’s 2FA support, Twitter’s API keys leak, and the surge in DDoS attacks against the education sector.

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Sam Stelfox

Smart home cybersecurity news roundup [August 2020]

This August edition of the smart home cybersecurity news roundup includes a Chrome browser vulnerability that could allow hackers to execute arbitrary code, an Amazon Alexa exploit that lets hackers gather user data, and a crypto-mining worm that steals high-level credentials from AWS users.

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