“However attack maybe challenging”
Security researchers at Columbia have been able to demonstrate the vulnerability of many Smart TV’s and other internet connectivity-capable devices three years ago, a finding mirrored by current investigations into IoT security. While over 90 percent of these popular new devices may be vulnerable, researchers give a sense of relief in citing hat that the hacking and remote control of them may be quite difficult to accomplish.
“IPSA investigation underway”
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has initiated an investigation on the wrongful release of the sensitive information of many of member of parliaments staffers. The IPSA has commented on the incident, regarding it as a ‘”serious data breach.”
“A few kits remain hostile”
After the arrest of several dozen individuals in Russia that were believed to be associated with Angler EK last year, exploit kits have been significantly on the decline. Several remain active, however, including Sundown. Sundown is an exploit that was until recently considered relatively unimportant, however increased usage and sophistication have proved to increase the threat level over time.
“Backdoor installations capable of exploitation”
Security firm Cylance has recently released details of two UEFI vulnerabilities that may be potentially hazardous in Gigabyte BRIX mini PC’s. Firmare updates have also been announced in order to combat the flaws.