A Hacker Is Remotely Wiping People’s Internet-Connected Hard Drives
Users of Western Digital's WD My Book Live devices are reporting that all of their data has been remotely wiped by hackers exploiting a vulnerability.
This Man Is Controlling a Robot With His Butthole
Dani Ploeger's "B-hind" performance art installment uses a hacked anal probe to drive a little bot around with his sphincter.
What the Hell Is That Device, and Is It Spying on You? This App Might Have the Answer
Since companies won’t secure the internet of broken things, researchers are trying to educate consumers as to the security and privacy risks.
Security Researchers Find Several Bugs in Nest Security Cameras
Cisco Talos researchers report finding eight security vulnerabilities in the Nest Cam IQ that can allow attackers to take over the camera, prevent its use or allow code execution.
This Hacker Showed How a Smart Lightbulb Could Leak Your Wi-Fi Password
The “moderate to severe” vulnerabilities discovered by the hacker LimitedResults have since been fixed, according to the smart bulb company LIFX.
CYBER Podcast: The Security Advice You Should Give Your Friends and Family This Holiday
On this week’s episode of CYBER, Motherboard talks about the best security advice for friends and family this holiday, as well as those shiny new devices from the internet of things, including Amazon Echo and Google Home.
Swarms of Sensor-Wearing Bees Could Monitor Crops Better Than Drones
Bumblebees carrying electronic sensor backpacks could monitor crops like agricultural drones.
People Who Buy Smart Speakers Have Given Up on Privacy, Researchers Find
Smart speakers raise a number of privacy questions, which owners are choosing to just shrug off.
This Tool Shows Exposed Cameras Around Your Neighbourhood
Through a novel marrying of different tools, Kamerka can take an address, landmark, or coordinates and display exposed internet connected cameras on a map.
Facebook Knows You Don’t Want to Trust Its Portal Camera
After so many privacy issues in the last two years, the social media company is hoping that putting security front and center will lure users to its new product.
New California Law Aims to Fix the Internet of Broken Things
But security experts say it will take a lot more than regulation to fix this particular dumpster fire.
Connected Car Technology Can Enable Abusers to Track Their Victims
A growing number of automakers are enabling location tracking in internet-connected cars, a technology that experts say can be misused by abusers to track their victims.