Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
Alexa Mishap Hints at Potential Enterprise Security Risk
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
PaulChau
50%
50%
PaulChau,
User Rank: Apprentice
8/14/2018 | 2:33:02 AM
Re: Must we be TOTALLY INTERNET connected?????
Companies must be smart to know where and when they can use artificial intelligence or bots to handle information. I thin that at the end of the day, people are going to value actual human interaction when it comes to being efficient and getting things done. There are certain things that just need a human touch and getting to the point and understanding what is required is a part of that. The subtle nuances will be tough for a computer program to understand. 
sixscrews
50%
50%
sixscrews,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/5/2018 | 1:12:44 PM
Re: Must we be TOTALLY INTERNET connected?????
No - we must be totally Internet Disconnected.

A persistent Internet connection is an invitation to any creep with access to mess with you. 

Security systems must work 100% of the time but non-authroized access methods need to work only once.

If you aren't using your Internet connection then close it.

And why in heck would you want a controller/device that can be fooled by subvocalizaitons in music or advertisements?

Alexa and Siri are just disasters waiting to happen.

Years ago my family had a party line telephone (yeah, I'm an old guy) and we had to be careful what we said on the 'phone.

The more things change the more they stay the same.

wb/ss

 
thuyhoa37
50%
50%
thuyhoa37,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/2/2018 | 3:22:46 PM
Re: Must we be TOTALLY INTERNET connected?????
I agree with your point of views. However, there are a huge number of busy people who can not remember anything. Internet of things help people to reduce time and save more money...
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
5/31/2018 | 3:30:58 PM
Re: And now that it's the end of May...
Agreed. I don't understand why companies would utilize smart assistants for senstive data anyway.
REISEN1955
50%
50%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
5/31/2018 | 8:34:07 AM
Re: Must we be TOTALLY INTERNET connected?????
There is a big difference between wanting the latest and greatest AND stuff that just works!   
Joe Stanganelli
50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
5/30/2018 | 9:47:53 PM
Re: Must we be TOTALLY INTERNET connected?????
@REISEN: There are people who will always want the newest, latest, greatest thing.

And then there are people who will follow those people.

And so on from there into widespread mainstream adoption.
Joe Stanganelli
50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
5/30/2018 | 9:46:42 PM
And now that it's the end of May...
And beyond security, this is why voice-activated "smart assistants" are GDPR and/or other data-regulation violations waiting to happen.
REISEN1955
50%
50%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
5/30/2018 | 8:42:51 AM
Must we be TOTALLY INTERNET connected?????
i get along fine with turning on a light switch and having music the old way.  When we travel, I put 5 timers on lights os the house looks more occupied than not.  We have standard home security.  I have an internet of course and WiFi with good password and minimal exposure of private data thorugh good protocols.  And everything else is fine.  So why do we have this madness that everything (!!!!!) has to be accessed through the cell phone.   Doing so in effect then exposes EVERYTHING to out-there.  We are intenet IoT crazy!!!


The Cold Truth about Cyber Insurance
Chris Kennedy, CISO & VP Customer Success, AttackIQ,  11/7/2019
Why Cyber-Risk Is a C-Suite Issue
Marc Wilczek, Digital Strategist & CIO Advisor,  11/12/2019
6 Small-Business Password Managers
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  11/8/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
7 Threats & Disruptive Forces Changing the Face of Cybersecurity
This Dark Reading Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at the biggest emerging threats and disruptive forces that are changing the face of cybersecurity today.
Flash Poll
Rethinking Enterprise Data Defense
Rethinking Enterprise Data Defense
Frustrated with recurring intrusions and breaches, cybersecurity professionals are questioning some of the industrys conventional wisdom. Heres a look at what theyre thinking about.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-16863
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-14
STMicroelectronics ST33TPHF2ESPI TPM devices before 2019-09-12 allow attackers to extract the ECDSA private key via a side-channel timing attack because ECDSA scalar multiplication is mishandled, aka TPM-FAIL.
CVE-2019-18949
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-14
SnowHaze before 2.6.6 is sometimes too late to honor a per-site JavaScript blocking setting, which leads to unintended JavaScript execution via a chain of webpage redirections targeted to the user's browser configuration.
CVE-2011-1930
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-14
In klibc 1.5.20 and 1.5.21, the DHCP options written by ipconfig to /tmp/net-$DEVICE.conf are not properly escaped. This may allow a remote attacker to send a specially crafted DHCP reply which could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of any process which sources DHCP options.
CVE-2011-1145
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-14
The SQLDriverConnect() function in unixODBC before 2.2.14p2 have a possible buffer overflow condition when specifying a large value for SAVEFILE parameter in the connection string.
CVE-2011-1488
PUBLISHED: 2019-11-14
A memory leak in rsyslog before 5.7.6 was found in the way deamon processed log messages are logged when $RepeatedMsgReduction was enabled. A local attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of the rsyslogd daemon service by crashing the service via a sequence of repeated log messages sent withi...