AI, IoT, & Mobile Security – The Week’s Best News – 2018.12.04

A Review of the Best News of the Week on AI, IoT, & Mobile Security

Someone Is Claiming to Sell a Mass Printer Hijacking Service (Motherboard, Dec 03 2018)
After one hacker bombarded printers with a message urging people to subscribe to PewDiePie, someone is now claiming to offer a mass-printing service across the internet.

Someone hacked printers worldwide, urging people to subscribe to PewDiePie (The Verge, Dec 04 2018)
Is your printer secure? The fight over who gets to have the most-subscribed channel on YouTube spilled into the real world months ago when Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg fans started campaigning to raise awareness of the Swedish star.

How Would NYC’s Anti-AirDrop Dick Pic Law Even Work? (Wired, Dec 03 2018)
The bill’s sponsors want cyber flashers to face the same consequences as their offline counterparts, but there are technical and legal hurdles.


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ZeroStack delivers AI-as-a-Service (Help Net Security, Dec 03 2018)
Launched…single-click deployment of GPU resources and deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow, PyTorch, and MXNet, taking care of all the OS and CUDA library dependencies so users can focus on AI development.

Will We Get a GDPR for the IoT? (Infosec Island, Nov 28 2018)
It might then be a good idea to imbue IoT security with the kind of weight that the GDPR gives personal data.

Germany proposes security guidelines for routers, but not everybody is happy (Graham Cluley, Nov 28 2018)
The German government has published draft guidelines on how it believes broadband routers should be secured. But some people think more could be done.

Driver loses his car to hackers. TWICE. (Naked Security – Sophos, Nov 30 2018)
He slapped a tracker on the new one and installed CCTV… which did a fine job of recording the thieves’ 90-second-long relay attack.

Why Massive Satellite Launch Signals Start of IoT Revolution (eWEEK, Dec 03 2018)
The Dec. 3 launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried 64 tiny satellites into orbit, with several of those spacecraft dedicated to a new wave of IoT communications.

Massage app exposes users (Naked Security – Sophos, Nov 29 2018)
Popular massage-booking app Urban left its database wide open.

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