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IoT, Network Security, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Unpatched Amazon Echo and Kindle devices prone to KRACK attacks

Amazon.com Echo and Kindle devices were discovered last year to contain WPA/WPA2 protocol vulnerabilities that could potentially allow malicious actors to uncover keychains used to encrypt Wi-Fi traffic. The vulnerabilities, CVE-2017-13077 and CVE-2017-13078, are prone to Key Reinstallation Attacks (aka KRACK attacks), and were disclosed back in 2017 by a pair of Belgian researchers. In essence, they…
Executive Insight, Opinion, Security News

Comparing 5G to Wi-Fi 6 from a security perspective

Enterprise-grade Wi-Fi systems have proven to be secure for thousands of demanding customers across virtually all industries. With the recent hype around 5G and service providers promoting 5G as an alternative to Wi-Fi in the enterprise, it pays to understand how 5G security stacks up against Wi-Fi security. Cellular security has improved with each generation.…
Network Security, Research, Security News, Vulnerabilities

‘Dragonblood’ flaws in WPA3 protocol could help adversaries recover passwords

The WPA3 protocol and certification that was introduced last year to make Wi-Fi networks more secure was found to contain a series of vulnerabilities, including time- and cache-based side-channel flaws that could ultimately allow adversaries to recover passwords. Developed by the Wireless Security Alliance, WPA3 replaced the old standard’s Pre-Shared Key exchange with a Simultaneous Authentication…
IoT

NIST issues guidance for protecting medical IoT devices

The incredible advancements that have turned what were once standalone pieces of medical equipment into IoT devices do enable better care for patients, but at the same time open these devices up to cyberattacks, warned the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), in a new report.
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Network Security

Wi-Fi Alliance issues WPA3 standard to improve wireless security

The Wi-Fi Alliance has issued Wi-Fi Certified WPA3 security designed to make it simpler for enterprises and consumers to secure their wireless networks and introduced a new program called Wi-Fi Certified Easy Connect that reduces the complexity of adding a new device to an existing network while maintaining high-security standards.
Malware

The Top Cybersecurity Threats for 2017

In 2017 hackers weren’t slackers. The threats – and the attacks – kept coming in rapidfire. In a year drowning in threats, these newbies made their mark. EternalBlue: Since 2016, the mysterious threat group known as The Shadow Brokers has been leaking a trove of cyber weapons apparently stolen from the NSA. Of these purloined…
Information security news roundup for August 18
InfoSec Insider

News in a Minute Weekly Roundup | Nov. 3

A roundup of the top news stories in information security this week, including a USB stick containing sensitive Heathrow security data found on the street, FireEye releases a password cracking tool for free, and Apple finally addresses the KRACK flaw.

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Network Security

Apple addresses KRACK exploits in iOS and macOS updates

Apple has finally addressed the KRACK vulnerabilities in its latest macOS High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, iOS 11.1, tvOS and watchOS . Discovered last month, KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCKs) is series of related vulnerabilities that affect every device using WPA2 encryption could allow nearby attackers to intercept and steal data transmitted across a Wi-Fi network. The latest iOS update includes…
InfoSec Insider

News in a Minute Weekly Roundup | Oct. 20

A roundup of the top news stories in information security this week, including the Locky ransomware making a comeback, Adobe releasing a rare out-of-band patch, and tech giants scrambling to patch a nasty WPA2 vulnerability.

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