Internet of Things

Pierluigi Paganini March 13, 2018
13 Vulnerabilities in Hanwha SmartCams Demonstrate Risks of Feature Complexity

The researchers at Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT decided to check the popular Hanwha SmartCams and discovered 13 vulnerabilities. Wikipedia describes Attack Surface, as “[the] sum of the different points (the “attack vectors”) where an unauthorized user (the “attacker”) can try to enter data to or extract data from an environment.” Basically, the more points there are to compromise […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 13, 2018
Mobile App Flaws of SCADA ICS Systems Could Allow Hackers To Target Critical Infrastructure

IOACTIVE researchers warn that critical infrastructure mobile applications are being developed without secure coding compliance that could allow hackers to target SCADA Systems. In a report released today, by IOACTIVE, researchers’ advice that critical infrastructure mobile applications are being developed without secure coding compliance that could allow hackers to target Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 08, 2017
Brickerbot botnet, the thingbot that permanently destroys IoT devices

Security researchers have spotted a new threat dubbed Brickerbot botnet that causes permanent damage to Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Months ago we anticipated the possible spike in the number of IoT botnets, at the beginning it was Mirai, but later other dangerous thingbot appeared in the wild such as the Leet Botnet and the Amnesia botnet. Now a […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 23, 2016
IoT – Shocking : How your home sockets could aid in Cyber attacks

IoT devices are dramatically enlarging our surface of attack, hackers can exploit smart sockets to shut down Critical Systems. I love some of the gangster nicknames people come up with. Knuckles, Fat Tony , Stab Happy or even Bambi. Names are characteristic of their personality and attitude. It’s time to add Toaster Socket to the […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 05, 2016
Top Security Priorities of the Internet of Things

The rise of the Internet of Things is being heralded by many as the beginning of a new Industrial Revolution. Technology firms are now linking objects ranging from household appliances to industrial machinery to the internet. With telecommunications firms on board, manufacturers are coming up with new, innovative uses for everyday objects. Yet linking these […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 08, 2016
A flaw in the D-LINK WI-FI camera affects more than 120 products

A vulnerability in the firmware running on many D-Link products allows attackers to take over cameras and other 120 products. A month ago, the Senrio research team discovered and exploited a remote code execution vulnerability in the latest firmware of the D-Link DCS-930L Network Cloud Camera. The vulnerability allows code injection which lets the attackers […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 01, 2016
LizardStresser botnet is using IoT in recent 400Gbps DDoS Attack

The Lizardsquad’s botnet known as LizardStresser is now leveraging on Internet of Things devices, latest waves of DDoS attack reached 400Gbps. The Lizardstresser DDoS botnet has been increasing in popularity throughout 2016 and is being used increasingly to target the Internet of Things. Arbor Networks reported in their blog, a marked increase since the start […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 14, 2016
Watch out, FLocker Ransomware targets Android smart TVs

The day has come, Sharp and Philips smart TV running the Android TV OS could be infected by a ransomware dubbed FLocker ransomware. When a journalist asked me which is a possible evolution of ransomware I had no doubt, the Internet of Things. I was thinking of ransomware that infects medical devices and Smart objects in our homes. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 13, 2016
The NSA wants to exploit IoT devices for surveillance and sabotage

The NSA and other intelligence agencies are spending a significant effort in research for hacking IoT devices for both surveillance and sabotage. Intelligence agencies worldwide are looking with increasing interest to the Internet of Things paradigm, intelligent objects surround us and manage an impressive volume of data related to of existence. Thanks to the Internet of Things devices, we […]

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 […]