Consumer groups posted a "Dear retailer" letter on February 12 that called out Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, and Target, shaming the companies for selling insecure smart home devices. The letter demands manufacturers implement a minimum standard of security for all IoT devices.
For the second time in 15 months, Stanford University has been hit by an embarrassing data breach that exposed the personal information of students, including home addresses, Social Security numbers and even test scores and essays.
Internet-connected ?things? are lacking in basic security protections, putting consumers at risk. Home broadband providers are in a unique position to protect their customers? connected devices through value-added security solutions.
Imagine hiring a professional burglar to test the strength of a security system. It's not hard to imagine large corporations or military agencies doing something like that. But when it comes to cybersecurity, that very thing is all the rage. They're called White Hat Hackers, or Ethical Hackers- and they are inhabiting what might be the new wild west of digital security.
If you?re running a Google Pixel handset, your phone is safe from a security hole that could let a PNG file completely wreck the system. If you?re using nearly any other Android handset, then your phone is vulnerable. This is a problem.