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DDoS attacks from webcams, routers hit Singapore's StarHub

Following Friday's massive internet disruption in the U.S., a Singapore-based broadband provider reports it also faced two distributed denial-of-service attacks, forcing users offline.

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Attackers are now abusing exposed LDAP servers to amplify DDoS attacks

Attackers are abusing yet another widely used protocol in order to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks: the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), which is used for directory services on corporate networks.


Samy Kamkar hacks IoT security camera to show exploitable dangers to enterprise

A ForeScout report reveals seven types of IoT devices that can be hacked in three minutes; Samy Kamkar's real hack shows the dangers.

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Google Fiber puts expansion plans on hold to review strategy

In a dramatic change in strategy, Google Fiber has paused plans to roll out fiber optic cables across a number of U.S. cities, as the company reevaluates its strategy to presumably use mainly wireless to provide high-speed Internet...

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Intel wants to make its IoT chips see, think, and act

While ARM introduced two minuscule processor architectures with new security features on Tuesday, Intel unveiled its Atom E3900 chips with a focus on computer vision and industrial-grade timing.

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Your network, IoT, cloud computing and the future

Several trends, including cloud computing and the Internet of Things, may have implications for how the internet and your network will evolve.

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How to approach keeping your IoT devices safe

With the recent take down of DYN and Brian Krebs’ web site, cybercriminals have found a way to use your own devices to bring the internet to its knees. Portnox’s CEO Ofer Amitai provides some ways to keep those devices safe from these...

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Rise of the IoT machines

Who is responsible for preventing DDoS attacks involving IoT devices?

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Residential routers easy to hack

Home routers are flawed and vulnerable to being hacked, claims security firm ESET.

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Robocall Strike Force set to take wraps off battle plan

Two months after accepting its marching orders, the federal Robocall Strike Force will tomorrow make public its plan for dramatically reducing the torrent of automated phone calls.

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ARM builds up security in the tiniest IoT chips

On Tuesday, ARM will introduce processors that are just a fraction of a millimeter across and incorporate the company’s TrustZone technology.

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Audio Q&A: 20 years of networked cameras

Axis Communications came out with its first networked video camera in 1996. Now, 20 years later, cameras are everywhere. In this audio interview, Keith Shaw chats with Axis' Fredrik Nilsson about the growth of this market and what the...

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Beyond 911: Other N-1-1 codes you should know

In addition to 911, the North American Numbering Plan has designated eight other special short-code numbers. Do you know what they are?

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Privacy and security problems in TrackR, iTrack Easy and Nut IoT trackers

Rapid7 researchers took aim at IoT trackers and found a plethora of security and privacy problems.

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Trellyz app, IoT maximize impact of humanitarian relief services

Trellyz mobile app and IoT sensors direct the needy to nearby help while empowering humanitarian relief groups to do more with less.

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20% off APC Back-UPS 600VA 7-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with USB Charging Port - Deal Alert

The new APC BE600M1 Back-UPS has 7 total outlets: 5 battery backup outlets plus 2 Surge Protection outlets, more than ever before. BE600M1 Back-UPS is capable of powering your wireless networking equipment for 2 to 6 hours when power...

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For cordless VR and more, WiGig may be worth the wait

On Monday, the Wi-Fi Alliance launched a certification process for WiGig products, which will go as fast as 8Gbps (bits per second) and could include virtual-reality headsets and high-speed office Wi-Fi zones.

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How much does 'Free Wi-Fi' cost your business?

Wi-Fi is often difficult to use, which kills productivity on the road, and it costs businesses nearly $3 billion a year.

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