Internet of Things

Pierluigi Paganini May 07, 2016
Chaos Theory of Standardization in IOT

There are numerous standards being followed currently in the IOT space to connect various devices but no single global framework is followed. As Chaos theory focuses on the initial condition of every event meaning that their future behavior is fully determined by their initial conditions, I feel that the IOT scenario is also currently at […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 03, 2016
Hackers can exploit flaws in Samsung Smart Home to access your house

Security researchers have discovered multiple flaws in the Samsung Smart Home automation system that could be exploited by remote attackers. Security researchers from the University of Michigan have discovered multiple flaws affecting the Samsung Smart Home automation system that could be exploited by remote attackers for several attacks, including making keys for connecting front door locks. […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 03, 2016
Hacking connected lightbulbs to breach Air-Gapped networks

Two of security researchers have shown how hackers can target connected lightbulbs to exfiltrate sensitive data from Air-Gapped networks. Two of security researchers from the Weizmann Institute have shown how hackers can target connected lightbulbs to steal sensitive data from Air-Gapped networks. The two researchers are Adi Shamir, the popular co-inventor of the RSA algorithm, and PHD student […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 31, 2016
The Linux Remaiten malware is building a Botnet of IoT devices

Experts from the ESET firm have spotted a new threat in the wild dubbed Remaiten that targets embedded systems to recruit them in a botnet. ESET is actively monitoring malicious codes that target IoT systems such as routers, gateways and wireless access points, rather than computers or smartphones. Security researchers from ESET have discovered a new threat dubbed KTN-RM or Remaiten that targets Internet […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 17, 2014
Smart meters in Spain can be hacked to hit the National power network

Two researchers analyzed Smart meters widely used in Spain and discovered that can be hacked by attackers to harm the overall National power network. Internet of things devices are becoming a privileged target of cyber criminals, recently Akamai disclosed the existence of the Spike botnet which used by bad actors to run DDoS attacks through desktops and IoT devices. Another report issued by the same vendor […]