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Internet of Things is full of holes

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The IoT is becoming increasingly prone to cyber attacks. With the connectivity between smart devices such as CCTV cameras, solar panels, thermostats, door locks and even sex toys, a cyber criminal can access the whole IoT ecosystem via a mobile phone, app or cloud interface. While individual IoT users are… Read more »

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Guardian Project offers protection for ‘smart homes’ from digital attack

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Guardian Project, a not-for-profit global collective of software developers, is using the Dark Net to keep hackers out of people’s baby monitors, toasters, light bulbs and fridges. It is utilising privacy software from the Tor Project’s anonymity network to turn the Internet-of-things hub into a hidden service. This will prevent… Read more »

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New early warning system for ransomware

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Scientists at the University of Florida have devised an ingenious new software to tackle the growing threat of ransomware. Crypto-Drop detects ransomware at an early stage and stops it in its tracks before it can encrypt more than just a few files. However, according to security firm Alert Logic, Crypto-Logic… Read more »

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