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Your Smart Scale is Leaking More than Your Weight: Privacy Issues in IoT

Your Smart Scale is Leaking More than Your Weight: Privacy Issues in IoT

These days IoT devices are an easy entry point for malicious users to invade users’ privacy. With that in mind, we tested the AEG Smart Scale PW 5653 BT, specifically the Bluetooth security (Bluetooth Low Energy or BLE). We also tested the mobile applications Smart Scale for Android and Smart Scale for iOS. To complete our tests,

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Software Security Predictions: What to Watch for in 2019

Software Security Predictions: What to Watch for in 2019

Security breaches regularly made headlines in 2018, while advancements in DevOps, application security testing tools, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud adoption, and the Internet of Things raced forward. 2019 promises to be another busy year in technology and digital transformation, but what will that look like for software security? Here are our software security predictions

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Smart Bulb Offers Light, Color, Music, and... Data Exfiltration?

Smart Bulb Offers Light, Color, Music, and… Data Exfiltration?

Smart bulbs are widely known as a successful offering in home automation and IoT products, as they are internet-capable light bulbs that allow home users to customize the colors, schedule on and off times, and control them remotely. Some even play music and could improve your sleep. Any device that can wireless connect with phone

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Smart Cities: Can My City be Hacked?

Our connected devices make life easier on us as individuals, and the conveniences afforded to us by connecting technology to the physical world around us are compounded when we expand the reach from individuals to a greater population, – entire cities.   While cities have been adapting new technologies that connect the physical world to

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Cyber Terrorism – How Real is the Threat?

As our dependency on the internet increases from our phones to our streets, hospitals and cities, so do the threats posed by cyber terrorism. “Cyber terrorism” is a contested term that can erroneously include acts of “hacktivism” and internet vandalism which do not directly threaten the lives and livelihoods of their victims. The potential threats

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Internet of Things (IoT) – Hack My Army

It’s now common knowledge that the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution has infiltrated our homes, cars and offices. But even defense forces are going online, with more and more weaponry being operated remotely with the help of dedicated applications. Unfortunately, this has provided politically and criminally motivated hackers with new targets to manipulate. Is the modern army really prepared

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Internet of Things (IoT) – Hack My Smart City

The modern metropolitan is becoming more and more computerized. Mega computers are running the show in more ways that can be comprehended – traffic signals, electricity networks, water supply pipes, public transport services and other civil utilities. While the Smart City concept is improving the standards of urban services, how safe really is it for us?

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Internet of Things (IoT): Hack My Hospital

Hospitals and medical clinics were once places where patients were sheltered from the outer world and had the privacy they required for recovering safely. But with the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution in full swing and online health monitoring devices in abundance, the risks involving data leakage and privacy violation are rising exponentially. How safe

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