Thursday, October 27, 2016

IoT Takes Down the Net — "Wow, didn't see that coming."

If you followed this blog you would have. The topic has been in the Scrapbook for years. IoT insecurity trend has been building for a long time. Few paid attention. When it knocked out the Internet people start taking notice.

Let's review a few of the old posts. Then, imagine a month without the electrical grid.

2009 Video over IP. Convenient, but not secure.
2011 Security Director Alert: Unsecured Webcams Hacked
2011 Man Hacks 100+ Webcams and Makes Blackmail Videos
2011 Scared of SCADA? You will be now...
2012 SpyCam Story #647 - Unintended Exhibitionists
2013 Shodan - The Scary Search Engine
2013 Baby Cam Hackers Can See You, Hear You, and Talk to You... and Your Kids
2013 The Ratters - men who spy on women through their webcams
2013 Spybusters Tip #972 - Own a Foscam camera? There is a security update for you!
2015 Is Your Home Security System Putting You at Risk? at eleven.
2015 Some Top Baby Monitors Lack Basic Security Features
2016 FutureWatch - Keep Your Eye on IoT - The Encryption Debate is a Distraction
2016 Do You Have an IoT in the Workplace Policy? (you need one)
2016 Security Alert: Your Security Camera May Have Friends You Don't Know About
2016 Your New IoT Ding-Dong Can Open Your Wi-Fi... to hackers
2016 Security Director Alert - 46,000 Internet-accessible Video Recorders Hackable
2016 Mom Alerted - Daughters' Bedroom Nanny Cam Streaming on Internet
2016 Hackers Infect Army of Cameras, DVRs for Massive Internet Attacks 

Lawmakers, force the manufacturers of these devices to a higher security standard. ~Kevin