Dyn, Krebs, and Mirai Botnet – the IoT Pandora’s Box is Open, Now What?

usinesses now risk disruption from attacks by a minion army of "smart" IoT devices through DDoS attacks like those experienced by Dyn last Friday, and Brian Krebs in late September. The Mirai IoT botnet made these attacks possible and, because its source code was recently released into the wild, it will likely be used against other companies. Now that this IoT Pandora's Box has been opened, what do we do?

You Could See This One Coming: Vibrator Company Sued for Tracking Usage

SETTLEMENT UPDATE: A Canadian sex-toy manufacturer, We-Vibe, has been ordered to pay out almost $3 million to customers who bought a “smart vibrator” that tracked owners’ usage without their knowledge. Each customer who used the associated app will be paid $7,433, and customers who bought the vibrator but never used the app can claim up to … Continue reading You Could See This One Coming: Vibrator Company Sued for Tracking Usage

You should know this > “What do connected cars and toilets have in common?”

What do connected cars and toilets have in common? That is the title to a recent Blog Post about an upcoming presentation at VMWorld 2013, Barcelona and, when I read it, I just had to quiz my readers to see who remembered ... Come on now, you do know the answer to this question, right? I … Continue reading You should know this > “What do connected cars and toilets have in common?”

Yes, you can even hack a toilet! #IoT

Ahhh yes, hacking toilet now seems to be possible ... and you folks thought I was crazy a few years ago for blogging about hacking a car, a home, or even hacking a human ... but as you know see, you can even hack a toilet. Can you just imagine the frustration caused by a … Continue reading Yes, you can even hack a toilet! #IoT