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In a recently published article by ZDNet – “The scariest hacks of 2019” several Internet-of-things (IoT) hacks were listed, we’ve extracted a few as summarised below:
- Two sets of new LTE security flaws were discovered this year, one impacted 3G, 4G, and 5G, and the second set of 36 vulnerabilities discovered after a fuzzing project carried out by South Korean security researchers.
- Tens of thousands of cars left exposed to thieves due to a hardcoded password – Security updates that remove the hard coded credentials were made available for both the MyCar Android and iOS apps.
- New Silex malware bricked thousands of IoT devices. The attack lasted for days, but the hacker eventually stopped and retired the Silex malware code.
- Urgent/11 security flaws– Major bugs in TCP library impacted routers, printers, SCADA, medical devices, and many IoT devices.
- Bluetooth exploit can track and identify iOS, Microsoft mobile device users – The vulnerability can be used to spy on users despite native OS protections that are in place and impacts Bluetooth devices on Windows 10, iOS, and macOS machines, including iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch models, MacBooks, and Microsoft tablets and laptops.
Read the link below for a more comprehensive list of 2019 security hacks https://www.zdnet.com/article/the-scariest-hacks-and-vulnerabilities-of-2019/.
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