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5 cool new security research breakthroughs

Bob Brown | Aug. 20, 2014
University and vendor researchers are congregating in San Diego this week at USENIX Security '14 to share the latest findings in security and privacy, and here are 5 that jumped out to me as being particularly interesting.

Columbia University researchers warn that Hybrid Broadcast-Broadband Television, a Web-and-TV integration that is popular in Europe and coming to the United States, is based on an unsecure combination of technologies. Exploits could be widespread, hard to detect and inexpensive to pull off (say $450 to target 20,000 devices), say the researchers "A unique aspect of this attack is that, in contrast to most Internet of Things/Cyber-Physical System threat scenarios where the attack comes from the data network side and affects the physical world, our attack uses the physical broadcast network to attack the data network," according to the paper.


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