Using SSH for IoT Authentication

In a previous post, I wrote about attackers using default passwords in FTP and Telnet to compromise devices (especially IoT ones such as cameras). The compromised devices were then used to attack other devices on the Internet. I suggested users change passwords on the devices where possible but acknowledged that some were not changeable. I […]
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Distinguishing and Combating DDoS Attacks

Cyber Attacker, Brian Krebs, wrote an article criticizing criminals who use DDoS (or Distributed Denial of Service) for extortion. They flood your servers with traffic. This makes them inaccessible to your intended audience. After a few hours of attack you receive a message explaining how you can pay to make it stop. Soon after his […]
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10 Internet of Things Security Vulnerabilities

If the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is anything to go by, 2017 will be a major year for the Internet of Things (IoT). Unfortunately, it’s also going to a bumper year for cyber security exploits—including novel, and potentially catastrophic, attacks. As such devices come of age we are going to start seeing them everywhere. […]
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How Will Vehicle-To-Everything (V2X) Communication Transform Your Car?

A casual mention of Vehicle to Everything, or V2X,  in a mailing list, led me to a short article, and that led to much more. It made me aware of a project that may make huge changes to how we get around. Roads can measure cars in very limited ways today with inductive loops at […]
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Our Continuously Connected Lives: Benefits and Risks

The Internet of Things (or IoT) is already here. As I described last week, it has already been misused to launch the largest DDoS (or Distributed Denial of Service) attack in history. Attacks against cyber security writer Brian Krebs and a French Internet service provider moved the record flood rate from 363 Gbps to 620 […]
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