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  1. What Security Pros Predict for IoT Security in 2017

    According to research firm Gartner, there were an estimated 6.4 billion IoT devices in 2016, and are forecasting over 20 billion IoT devices by 2020. Despite such impressive numbers, there has been a fundamental lack of basic security throughout the IoT industry. For the past few years, experts have been sounding warnings about IoT security…


  2. Chrome Will Mark HTTP Sites “Not Secure” in January

    In September and November of 2016, Google announced two major changes they plan to make in Chrome 56, which they will release near the end of January 2017. With the release of Chrome 56, Google will update the security indicator icon for HTTP connections, and will end support for SHA-1 certificates. In one of the…


  3. Sweet32 Birthday Attack: What You Need to Know

    Today, researchers announced the Sweet32 Birthday attack, which affects the triple-DES cipher. Although the OpenSSL team rated the triple-DES vulnerability as low, they stated “triple-DES should now be considered as ‘bad’ as RC4.” DigiCert security experts as well as other security pros recommend disabling any triple-DES cipher on your servers. The Sweet32 Birthday attack does not affect…


  4. What the Internet of Things Means for Your Car

    One in 5 cars will have some form of wireless network connection in 2020, according to Gartner. In the Internet of Things, formerly unconnected devices are wirelessly linked to the Internet in order to capture data or automate systems, and cars are now a major element of this emerging technology. “Connected cars” are revolutionizing the…


  5. The Consequences of Domain Hijacking

    Domain hijacking is exactly what it sounds like. A hacker hijacks a domain by fraudulently transferring ownership of the domain over to him or herself. For this to work a hijacker needs to know a few key pieces of information: the domain registrar name for the victim domain, and the administrative email address and log…