Connected healthcare may violate user privacy, warns Forbrukerradet

The Norwegian Consumer Council Forbrukerradet reveals findings that many healthcare IoT devices are plagued by weak security. Connected healthcare devices have a poor track record when it comes to security, according to the Norwegian Consumer Council, known locally as Forbrukerradet. The Scandinavian watchdog tested a number of app-connected blood pressure gauges and blood glucose-monitoring devices and found they fell short of properly protecting the privacy and consumer rights of users. During the course of their investigation, researchers working on behalf of Forbrukerradet identified a number of faults with devices and…

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Multiple flaws found in Wink and Insteon smart home systems

Security researchers have found a number of vulnerabilities in two popular smart home systems. The flaw could lead to hackers gaining control of such systems. According to researchers at IT security company Rapid7, both Wink’s Hub 2 and Insteon’s Hub devices leave sensitive credentials insecure on their associated Android apps. Both devices are designed to connect various home IoT products and manage home automation. Additionally, they claim, Wink’s cloud-based management API does not properly expire and revoke authentication tokens, and the Insteon Hub uses an unencrypted radio transmission protocol for…

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