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Smart home devices are being hit with more cyberattacks than ever

by Anthony Spadafora, TechRadar

Cybercriminals capitalize on weak IoT security.

New research from Kaspersky has revealed that cyberattacks on IoT devices are booming with 105m attacks on IoT devices (originating from 276k unique IP addresses) detected during the first half of this year alone.

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FBI Issues ‘High-Impact’ Cyber Attack Warning—What You Need To Know

by Davey Winder, Forbes

Be it the prohibition-era gangsters of the 1920s or the global war on terrorism, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been the primary U.S. investigative agency of the federal government with a responsibility to protect the nation. As part of what the FBI describes as being “a unique dual responsibility, to prevent harm to national security as the nation’s domestic intelligence agency and to enforce federal laws as the nation’s principal law enforcement agency,” it has increasingly had to deal with the cyber threat.

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After cyber attacks, Internet of Things wrestles with making smart devices safer

by Jeremy Wagstaff and J.R. Wu, Reuters

Recent cyber attacks harnessing everyday devices such as cameras, video recorders, printers, routers and speakers are a wake-up call to the hidden dangers of the Internet of Things.

The problem for the device makers, though, is that few are well equipped to tackle the unfamiliar task of foiling hackers.

For a sense of that challenge, take AV Tech Corp, a once proud giant among CCTV camera makers whose 1990s building in a Taipei suburb hints at the gap it must overcome between hardware factories of a decade ago and those of today. Continue reading After cyber attacks, Internet of Things wrestles with making smart devices safer