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Bose ‘Wiretaps’ Users, Mines Personal Data from Wireless Headphone App, Lawsuit Alleges

Plaintiff Kyle Zak alleges in a class-action lawsuit that Bose spies on wireless headphone users, collecting intensely personal data through Bose Connect app, and shares with data-mining firm Segment.io in violation of Federal Wiretap Act.

Julie Jacobson · April 19, 2017

Z-Wave Smart-Home Devices Just Got a Security Mandate

The Z-Wave Alliance will now require mandatory implementation of the new Security 2 (S2) framework.

Chelsea Cafiero · April 06, 2017

Cybersecurity Business Models: Smart Home Pros Need to ‘Go There’

Home-technology specialists at HTSA conference agree cybersecurity is a threat to the smart-home industry, and an opportunity for their integration businesses, but don’t quite know what to do about it.

Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2017

Cybersecurity Checklist Tool for Integrators Unveiled by CTA

New Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Connected Home Security Checklist Tool details proper cybersecurity protocols for installing Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

CE Pro Editors · March 23, 2017

WikiLeaks: CIA Hacked into Mobile Phones and Samsung Smart TVs, Listened to Conversations

“Most emblematic realization” of George Orwell’s 1984: WikiLeaks reveals that the CIA hacked iPhones, Android devices and Samsung TVs, turning them into covert microphones.

Julie Jacobson · March 07, 2017

Houston Named ‘Most Infected’ City for Cybersecurity

List of top 10 ‘most-infected’ cities in U.S. in terms of devices that carry malware is opportunity for integrators breaking into cybersecurity options for their clients. Chicago, Phoenix, Denver and San Antonio are next in line.

Jason Knott · January 30, 2017

FCC Threatens to Invoke Mandatory Cybersecurity Testing

FCC issues a white paper warning the commercial IoT industry that it had better address cybersecurity risks with testing, authentication safeguards and best practices or manufacturers will face extreme government interaction… and soon!

Jason Knott · January 26, 2017

Ihiji: 40% of Network Installations Have Open Ports Vulnerable to Hacks

Ihiji’s Invision Remote Systems Management product adds active security scanning, noting that 40% of integrators’ installations include at least one open port, making them vulnerable to hacking. Ihiji will also issue reports on vulnerabilities for certain manufacturer firmware.

Jason Knott · November 08, 2016

Home Automation and Cryptography Expert on DDoS Attack: Don’t Blame IoT

Blaming last week’s Internet outage on the rise of connected devices is just a convenient meme, says encryption expert Will Price, founder of the home automation provider Simple Control (Roomie Remote).

Julie Jacobson · October 24, 2016

Hacked Security Cameras, DVRs Cause Massive DDoS Internet Attacks

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks carried out by hackers using as many as one million Chinese-made security cameras and other video surveillance products, according to Level 3 Communications.

Rodney Bosch · October 05, 2016