Category Archives: IoT

University hacked through vending machines

Hackers attacked an unnamed university using the school’s IoT devices, including the vending machines and smart light bulbs. The issue was only discovered following increasing complaints from students and facility about slow network connections. A review by a Verizon research team revealed over 5000 hacked IoT devices were slowing the network by making seafood-related DNS […]

Research Shows Fitbits are Venerable to Hacking

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have revealed the venerabilities of FitBit devices as modifications made to the Flex and One models allowed them to access encrypted information. While Fitbit has now updated it’s software to fix this issue the study highlights the potential security weaknesses of wearables and other IoT devices. See the full […]