How a Fish Tank Helped Hack a Casino

While hilarious, add these guys to the list of IoT manufacturers who simply do the bare minimum to keep their products secure.

The hackers attempted to acquire data from a North American casino by using an Internet-connected fish tank, according to a report released Thursday by cybersecurity firm Darktrace.

The fish tank had sensors?connected to a PC?that regulated the temperature, food and cleanliness of the tank.

More information can be found in the Darktrace?report?mentioned in the article.

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As Apple offers $200k for iPhone vulnerabilities, Black Hat firm offers $500k

I saw some comments when Apple first announced their bounties that they were on the low side. Now someone has gone and blown their offer out of the water. However Apple is offering to double each paid bounty if the money was to be given to a charity.

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A New Wireless Hack Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens

While I think the ability to unlock your car with your phone is a really cool idea, I don’t think car manufacturers quite get ?the need to invest in developing secure solutions. If there are flaws in their old tech, how can we trust they get the new tech right? This goes for the home automation industry as well. And I hate to say it but it also goes for a good chunk of the software development world as well.

When the hack was announced, the researchers were ?”hit?with a lawsuit that?delayed the publication of their research for two years“. I think this is the totally wrong approach.

Volkswagen left not only its ignition vulnerable but the keyless entry system that unlocks the vehicle?s doors, too. And this time, they say, the flaw applies to practically every car Volkswagen has sold since 1995” This one in conjunction with the?emissions scandal?is probably going to bury Volkswagen. But then again, when have consumers cared a whole ton about security either?