Lock and Code S1Ep10: Pulling apart the Internet of Things with JP Taggart

This week on Lock and Code, we talk to JP Taggart, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes, about the Internet of Things.

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End of line: supporting IoT in the home

Warranties which may not warranty, certificates which might fail to certify, lifespans which don’t match the length of cover promised. This could be IoT.

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The little-known ways mobile device sensors can be exploited by cybercriminals

Mobile device sensors offer great utility to users—from taking pictures and commanding voice assistants to determining which direction to flip your screen. However, they harbor little-known vulnerabilities that could be exploited by crafty cybercriminals.

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IoT bills and guidelines: a global response

IoT laws and guidelines abound, as we take a look what’s happening around the world in the name of securing Internet-connected devices.

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15,000 webcams vulnerable to attack: how to protect against webcam hacking

We take a look at the ever-present threat of webcam hacking, and what you can do to avoid being caught out.

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Facial recognition technology: force for good or privacy threat?

It seems facial recognition technology, as technology so often does, has raced far ahead of our ability to define its ethical use. We take a hard look at major concerns brewing in cities around the world.

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8 ways to improve security on smart home devices

Smart home devices aren’t the most secure, but they do make life more convenient. How can those who’ve embraced smart home tech stay as secure as possible? Here are eight ways.

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A week in security (June 24 – 30)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from June 24–30, including top malicious web campaigns, updates on the GreenFlash Sundown exploit, a Malwarebytes initiative to double down on stalkerware detection and awareness, and more.

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My precious: security, privacy, and smart jewelry

Fashionable and functional. These are the makings of smart jewelry. They aren’t secure, yet some are used to secure user data and online accounts. Should you still buy one?

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Explained: What is big data?

In our explained series, we talk about the impact of big data on our society. What is it, who uses it, and for what purposes?

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