Week 3 In Review – 2016

Events Related




  • Steal your Wi-Fi key from you doorbell?IoT WTF! – pentestpartners.com
    The Ring is a Wi-Fi doorbell that connects to your home Wi-Fi. It’s a really cool device that allows you to answer callers from your mobile phone, even when you’re not home.
  • Nest Thermostat Glitch Leaves Users in the Cold – nytimes.com
    The Nest Learning Thermostat is dead to me, literally. Last week, my once-beloved “smart” thermostat suffered from a mysterious software bug that drained its battery and sent our home into a chill in the middle of the night.

Other News

  • The Evolution of the Wireless Penetration Test – immunityservices.blogspot.com
    Times have quickly changed. Access points (from an unauthenticated standpoint, anyway) are much more resilient to outside attacks but wireless networks themselves are made up of more than just an access point – and they are still just as vulnerable.
  • Casino Sues Security Firm for Failing to Contain Malware Infection – news.softpedia.com
    US casino chain Affinity Games is suing Trustwave Holdings, a cyber-security vendor that was brought in to investigate a card breach but failed to detect and stop a malware incident on Affinity’s servers, which led to the escalation of a previous card breach.

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