You Don’t Need to be so Smart to Hack a ‘Smart’ Lock

Posted: September 14, 2016 / Author: Dror Liwer

The Internet of Things has only just begun but it is quickly gaining momentum. Connected devices are becoming an integral part of our everyday lives. As we become reliant on them, it becomes increasingly difficult to secure the devices. Hackers only need to gain one point of entry to compromise your home and even your work network. As consumers purchase IoT devices to replace banal items in the home, their new found usability quickly outweighs any security implications. On the whole, consumers of connected baby monitors and door bells did not give a second thought to the safety of these…

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Commjacking From the Least Likely Places: Door Bells, Drones and Robin Hood

Posted: July 4, 2016 / Author: Dror Liwer

As we’ve highlighted (more than once…..) before in this blog space, a commjacker needs only WiFi access and some basic tools to gain access to your wireless device. Whether you’re in a café, on an airplane, in a car or at home, if a commjacker has the means, s/he has a way into your device and then your sensitive data. Just when it seems we can’t be surprised by the methods commjackers use, a story comes out revealing a new way to commjack and we’re – surprised. That’s not to say we’re not shocked overall: Because they’re players in a…

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Connected Cars Security Hacks: Hype or Real Cause For Alarm?

Posted: August 12, 2015 / Author: Dror Liwer

In many ways the connected car was the automotive industry’s answer to the smartphone. This was an attempt to innovate and offer game-changing features which would make our lives more convenient and connected than ever before. And while these cars have done just that, they’ve also exposed us to vulnerabilities we never could have imagined. After all, who would have thought a car could be hacked? It’s questionable whether even the biggest and most reputable car manufacturers, saw that coming.…

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