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Smart Home: Threats and Countermeasures

The Rambus CryptoManager IoT Security Service is a turnkey solution for smart home service providers and OEMs. Our one-stop-shop solution provides seamless device-to-cloud secure connectivity, device lifecycle management, and advanced device monitoring capabilities to protect service high-availability and help mitigate a variety of attacks including distributed denial of service (DDoS).

Hack the planet: Security concerns about the IoT

IoT security concerns The 2010s has seen a proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) on a tremendous scale. According to Gartner, there are 8.4 billion smart devices in use in 2017, a number projected to increase to 20.4 billion by 2020. Automation and smart technology are not only finding their way into phones and […]

IoT adoption outpaces security as cyber threats mount

The Internet Society (ISOC) has published a detailed report that highlights the “pressing need” for IoT security. According to the organization, connected devices add enormous complexity to an already complex security environment. Consequently, there is an increased potential for real-world cyber threats to damage physical assets and even harm human life. “We are adopting IoT faster […]

We need to talk about IoT security

Earlier this month, Sophos global head of security research James Lyne told ITProPortal that now is the time for tough, immediate action on dangerously unsafe IoT products. “We’re absolutely in a world of release features, release products, push, push, push – and we’ll worry about security afterwards. Some of these products are so bad, it’s […]

Is malware threatening the future of smart cities?

Writing for IBM’s Security Intelligence publication, Douglas Bonderud notes that the advantages of smart cities offset neither the potential security issues, nor the risk of connected devices and vehicles as unwitting malware carriers. “While it’s impossible to design impenetrable infrastructure, the combination of basic security hygiene with cloud-based detection and remediation tools makes it possible […]

EE Times features Rambus’ CryptoManager IoT Device Management platform

Rick Merritt of the EE Times reports that Rambus is broadening its security portfolio to include a service that manages cloud connections for IoT devices. As Merritt points out, STMicroelectronics and Qualcomm are the first two chip makers showing support for Rambus’ IoT Device Management service. “The new offering adds software modules for managing encrypted services such as authentication and over-the-air […]

Hajime challenges Mirai in battle over unsecured IoT devices

First identified in October 2016 by Rapidity Networks, Hajime has reportedly infected approximately 100,000 devices across the globe. According to PC World’s Michael Kan, Hajime scans the internet for vulnerable IoT devices such as cameras, DVRs and routers that have open Telnet ports and use default passwords. “[Hajime] compromises them by trying different username and […]

BrickerBot targets unsecured IoT devices for permanent denial of service (PDoS)

The DHS’s ICS-CERT has issued an alert update about BrickerBot, a nefarious family of malware that is designed to exploit hard-coded passwords in IoT devices and cause permanent denial of service (PDoS). According to Radware (via the DHS), BrickerBot.1 and BrickerBot.2 exploit hard-coded passwords, exposed SSH and brute force Telnet. The original BrickerBot, which was active […]

DDoS attacks over 100 Gbps increase 140%

A recent report published by Akamai confirms a 140% percent year-over-year increase in DDoS attacks greater than 100 Gbps. The report also notes that 7 of the 12 Q4 2016 “mega attacks” with traffic greater than 100 Gbps can be directly attributed to the Mirai botnet. Interestingly, the number of IP addresses involved in DDoS […]

Juniper Research says cybersecurity is at a “boiling point”

Analysts at Juniper Research say the number of connected IoT (Internet of Things) devices, sensors and actuators will exceed 46 billion by 2021. As the analysts note, the 200% increase (from 2016) is expected to be driven by a reduction in unit hardware costs that will likely approach the ‘magic’ $1 price point. Juniper Research […]

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