The inevitable rise of IoT homes is driving a market hungry for convenience and efficiency, but this trend is also bringing up serious concerns. Who is ultimately responsible for securing IoT homes: buyers or manufacturers?
The reality for home users is that not all smart devices have basic built-in security measures. This gives you, as a user, the de facto responsibility to secure the way you set up and use the devices. Read more
People should be able to use smart devices without worry, but the current reality makes this a challenge. The way today's home IoT devices are designed and built puts functionality to the fore and often relegates security as an afterthought. Read more
It wouldn’t be Black Hat if the conference didn’t have demonstrations that show how some technologies can be improved. This year, a lot of topics covered the IoT, as well as drones, drones, and more drones. Read more
Security researchers have been exposing smart car vulnerabilities for years, showing how susceptible they are to hackers. The automotive industry has since implemented robust cybersecurity practices while governments take steps to enact new legislation. Read more
One day, everything will be buttonless. Nobody will ever need to grab the remote to turn on the television or hit a switch to kill the lights. These devices will just do what they’re supposed to, all by themselves, without any physical prompts from the user. Read more
The world is now more connected than ever. Gartner predicts 25 billion connected devices will be in use by 2020. How is this increased convenience affecting our privacy and security across the globe? Read more
Toy firm Vtech has updated its terms and conditions, transferring the blame on future breaches to their users. In light of this, what can you do when you're dealing with a product that admits to having weak security? Read more