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Smart Irrigation Systems Deployed in Israel with Default User Name and No Passwords

Security researchers have discovered that more than 100 smart irrigation systems in Israel were accessible online, without any protection, not even a simple password. While IoT also includes cool devices with fun commercial applications, the bulk of the hardware is invisible and integrated into various industries. Whether it’s about remote sensors or origination systems, it … The post Smart Irrigation Systems Deployed in Israel with Default User Name and No Passwords appeared first on Bitdefender.

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Sensitizing Employees to IT Security Creates a ‘Human Firewall,’ Experts Say

Cybersecurity awareness experts say their organization’s current security posture would be weaker if the existing IT security budget focused solely on technical solutions 100% claim training staff in IT security has a positive effect on the company’s error culture 96% agree that cybersecurity awareness contributes to a higher overall security level Organizations must prioritize workforce behavior in relation to data and machines as a pillar of their next-generation IT strategies

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10 Months into COVID-19, Businesses Still Playing Catch-Up with Endpoint Security in Hybrid Work Environments

New survey shows IT teams were not fully prepared for the sudden transition to remote work 10 months in, secure access and endpoint security remain a top challenge in enabling hybrid work environments 66% of IT pros believe the COVID-19 situation will spur increased cybersecurity investments

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Hacker Compromises Smart Sex Toy

The IoT ecosystem is full of weird and strange devices, including smart sex toys. And like all the other devices, smart sex toys are vulnerable, as a security researcher found. During the DEF CON conference that took place in the Las Vegas’ Paris Hotel and#38; Casino, a security researcher named ‘smea’ showed how he could … The post Hacker Compromises Smart Sex Toy appeared first on Bitdefender.

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