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Belkin WeMo smart home networks in danger of hacks

Researchers warn that more than 500,000 home automation devices have vulnerabilities that would allow attackers to remotely take control of thermostats, lighting, sprinkler systems, and more.

By February 18, 2014


Security Bites 107: Dan Kaminsky talks about responsible vulnerability disclosure

Dan Kaminsky of IOActive talks with CNET's Robert Vamosi this week about his work.

By July 11, 2008


Report: Smart-grid hackers could cause blackouts

IOActive cybersecurity experts say someone with $500 of equipment and materials could "take command and control...allowing for the en masse manipulation of (electricity) service."

By March 21, 2009


Security expert: DNS attacks are happening

IOActive researcher Dan Kaminsky says people are looking for unpatched DNS systems and some attacks are due to a fatal vulnerability with the DNS Web address lookup system.

By August 21, 2008


Hackers can easily breach Emergency Alert Systems

Security researchers warn that many emergency alert system devices used by radio and TV stations are susceptible to cyberattacks, which could cause widespread panic.

By February 13, 2013


ATM hacker Barnaby Jack dies

The security researcher, who was expected to demonstrate newly-discovered pacemaker vulnerabilities at Black Hat next week, made headlines in 2010 when he hacked an ATM in front of an audience.

By July 26, 2013


Google push for faster zero day fixes hits a wall: Other companies

Google wants technology firms to cut down on the amount of time it takes to fix zero day vulnerabilities, but some are crying foul.

By May 31, 2013


Researchers find security holes in smart meters

Utilities hire a security consultancy, which finds a number of vulnerabilities in smart meters that could let a criminal remotely control a meter.

By March 30, 2010


Bonjour for Windows 1.0.5 patches two DNS vulnerabilities

Included within iTunes 8, the security patches are specific to Windows 2000, XP, and Vista users.

By September 9, 2008