Archive for October 2016

Which Path to IoT Security? Government Regulation, Third-Party Verification, or Market Forces – IEEE Spectrum The DDoS attack against DNS on friday started discussions on cyber security in IoT era. Maybe this discussion should have started few years earlier because now we have millions of vulnerable devices connected to Internet, and I expect that they will cause problems for years to come. 

Cheap USB charger teardown

Here is teardown of another cheap USB charger bought some time ago for around two euros from some chinese online shop. Brand “Designed by Able” Model 1300. Label Circuit board Closeup of circuit board One finding is that rectifier is replaced with diode, meaning that this half-wave rectifies mains power. Other findings: – The switcher

Webcams involved in Dyn DDoS attack recalled | TechCrunch Some IoT devices with bad security recalled. It is a good start to make Internet safer.   Related postings: Blame the Internet of Things for Destroying the Internet Today | Motherboard Why Today’s Attacks on the Internet Are Just the Start – The Daily Beast Today’s Brutal DDoS Attack Is the Beginning of a