U.S. Cyber Trust Mark, a labeling program intended to make the relative security level of smart devices more apparent to consumers, is based on a NIST standard first put forward in a February 2022 white paper, addressing a longstanding problem with shortcomings in IoT security.
Research finds that a number of manufacturers are not providing security updates for smart devices for nearly as long as their expected life cycles. In addition, manufacturers often do not specify exactly how long they plan to support security updates.
Security researchers discovered 33 vulnerabilities in millions of devices using four popular open-source libraries. The bugs allow attacks, including remote code execution and DDoS.
Whiles sales of smart speakers are skyrocketing, research from the Ponemon Institute, reveals that 69% of respondents say they are very concerned about protecting their data privacy when using these smart devices.
Chinese government is using AI-Powered smart glasses inbuilt thermal imaging capability to screen residents for coronavirus as authorities ease the lockdown restrictions on Hubei province.
New type of attack on voice assistants uses ultrasonic waves to access the devices through solid surfaces that are inaudible to humans without the use of special equipment.
A location tracking cloud vulnerability was found on hundreds of smartwatch brands using Thinkrace platform which allows third parties to access the devices without any particular hacking skills.
Attention is turning from smart home to smart building with Kaspersky report showing nearly 4 in 10 of smart buildings affected by a malicious cyber attack attempting to infect computers that control automation systems.
Many want the conveniences offered by technology through connected devices yet not compromising on privacy. One possible way to achieve it is to use a privacy-driven identity signal for interaction.
In a growing number of cases – including some involving Google Nest microphones for the home and airplane cameras found on back of passenger seats – surveillance devices are deployed haphazardly without thinking about the way they might intrude into people’s lives and privacy.