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.

Operations

10/5/2016
10:41 AM
50%
50%

OTA Issues Checklist For Securing IoT Devices

Online Trust Alliance marks National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with measures on how to enhance online safety.

On the occasion of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has released a checklist of steps for ensuring the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The non-profit organization urges consumers to regularly check and optimize privacy settings of home and wearable devices, including routers and modems, in order to keep them risk-free.

OTA also advises creating unique passwords and user names, updating contact details of devices for regular receipt of security notifications, and disabling unknown or unused equipment from the Internet. Users should also back up files onto unconnected storage devices, and reset devices to factory settings before discarding them.

“Millions of consumers are the victims of identity theft and online scams each year, and many may not realize that the smart devices that make their lives easier can also make them more vulnerable,” says Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

Read IoT framework here. For checklist, click here.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio
 

Recommended Reading:

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Oldest First  |  Newest First  |  Threaded View
News
A Startup With NSA Roots Wants Silently Disarming Cyberattacks on the Wire to Become the Norm
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  5/11/2021
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
Cybersecurity: What Is Truly Essential?
Joshua Goldfarb, Director of Product Management at F5,  5/12/2021
Commentary
3 Cybersecurity Myths to Bust
Etay Maor, Sr. Director Security Strategy at Cato Networks,  5/11/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you today!
Flash Poll
How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
Recent breaches of third-party apps are driving many organizations to think harder about the security of their off-the-shelf software as they continue to move left in secure software development practices.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-3200
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-18
Buffer overflow vulnerability in libsolv 2020-12-13 via the Solver * testcase_read(Pool *pool, FILE *fp, const char *testcase, Queue *job, char **resultp, int *resultflagsp function at src/testcase.c: line 2334, which could cause a denial of service
CVE-2021-32305
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-18
WebSVN before 2.6.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the search parameter.
CVE-2020-20951
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-18
In Pluck-4.7.10-dev2 admin background, a remote command execution vulnerability exists when uploading files.
CVE-2020-23861
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-18
A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in LibreDWG 0.10.1 via the read_system_page function at libredwg-0.10.1/src/decode_r2007.c:666:5, which causes a denial of service by submitting a dwg file.
CVE-2020-24740
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-18
An issue was discovered in Pluck 4.7.10-dev2. There is a CSRF vulnerability that can editpage via a /admin.php?action=editpage