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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How My Phone Became My Door Key

The Internet of Things trend sees appliances, home entertainment devices, vehicles, and many more things being connected to the Internet. A related trend replaces even more mundane things with Internet connectivity. Keys are a recent addition to the trend. Test-Driving the Hilton Digital Key Test-sleeping? Whatever… A few days before a recent trip in which […]
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