Category: Internet of Things

Wifatch – The Router Trojan from Friendly Hackers?

Yesterday, cybersecurity firm Symantec reported on a new piece of malware called Linux.Wifatch that attacks Linux-based home routers. And by “attack” we mean that it patches security holes that it finds to make the routers safer. Hey, wait…. That’s right, this router malware does not modify the user’s DNS settings nor does it launch a distributed […]

Heartbleed and IoT

There’s a very good article in MIT Technology Review about the recent Heartbleed bug that’s affecting many computer servers and Internet of Things devices. It makes the important case that any modern device that we use is both hardware AND software, and that software often has problems. Because of the nature of these devices (e.g. […]