IoT Security and Risks

IoT Security and Risks

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Convenience has always been the general conception around the internet and what it allows us to accomplish with little or no effort. Through ignorance, we allow ourselves to be exposed with no regard to the risks involved. IoT (Internet of Things) is a general term for any device connected to the internet. What most people don't realise is, unless properly secured, these devices are accessible to millions of people. Your home security cameras and routers are some of the most common devices hackers and scammers target for malicious intent. Like Google, these IoT devices are indexed by a service called Shodan and can be viewed by anyone with an internet connection. Through a basic search, our research team came across a list of webcams open to public view. The Shodan…
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Could the GDPR lead to an evolution of ransomware in the form of cyber blackmail?

Could the GDPR lead to an evolution of ransomware in the form of cyber blackmail?

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018, forcing corporations to strengthen their IT Security by the way data is used and stored. According to the outline of the regulation, fines and penalties will be enforced based on the following criteria: Nature of infringement Intention Mitigation Preventative measures History Cooperation Data type Notification Certification These fines and penalties could be up to €20 million, or 4% of the worldwide annual revenue of the prior financial year, whichever is higher, shall be issued for infringements of: The basic principles for processing, including conditions for consent, under Articles 5, 6, 7, and 9 The data subjects’ rights under Articles 12-22 The transfer of personal data to a recipient in a third country or an international organisation under…
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