Tag Archives: Security News

How IoT Laws & Codes of Practice Could Be the New Norm | Avast

Thinking of buying a smart door lock or a thermostat? Good news, consumers! Starting Jan 1, 2020, new internet-connected consumer products such as mobile phones, smart appliances, home alarms, monitors, trackers, and cameras that are sold in Californ…

Home Security Cameras and Monitors Open Homes to Cyber Crimes | Avast

It’s not uncommon today for a home to be equipped with security gear, home monitoring equipment and other internet enabled IoT devices, like IP cameras and wireless monitors.  But the benefits of securing a home through new technologies can also…

Hackers Love Healthcare, Voters Fall Prey to the Dark Web | Avast

Emotet malware becomes more versatile; mass harvests emails
Emotet malware, which is usually identified as a banking trojan, is now becoming more versatile and has created a new means for stealing victims’ emails, going back as far as six months. Th…

AWS FreeRTOS Riddled with Security Vulnerabilities | Avast

Researchers from Zimperium’s zLabs team have discovered that the popular Internet of Things real-time operating system from AWS – FreeRTOS – is riddled with serious vulnerabilities that could let hackers crash connected devices in homes or critical inf…

North Carolina held for ransom and Agent Tesla becomes stealthy

North Carolina water utility shut down by ransomware
Hurricane Michael, Florence, and now this. It seems North Carolina just can’t catch a break as one of its major water utilities went offline following a ransomware attack. The Onslow Water and Sewer…

Google+ ending and CA is no state for weak passwords | Avast

Google+ to go offline after security breach discovered
Following an exposé by WSJ that revealed Google had kept a huge bug in their Google+ social network under wraps, the search giant has decided to shut it down by late 2019. The bug might have enabl…