An extensive study by the Cyber Independent Testing Lab of IoT device firmware shows many vendors removing hardening technologies over time.
The Silexbot malware is compromising IoT devices and destroying their file systems and rebooting them, in an apparent attempt to stop botnet controllers from owning them.
Security researchers and enterprise defenders have many Internet-wide scanning tools at their disposal. Researchers at Cisco Talos have developed a way to scan for hosts with IPv6 addresses using the UPnP protocol.
Bills introduced in the House and Senate this week would require vendors selling IoT devices to the government to adhere to strict security guidelines.
BlackBerry is offering a new set of services for IoT manufacturers to help them build more secure devices.