New Samsung security camera hacks show yet again why it’s important to have a good firewall

Simple and slightly smart, but not very secure

The saga of hacks made on Samsung’s popular SmartCam security cameras are a perfect illustration of why your network defense must start with a well-managed firewall. It has become impossible to rely on IoT device makers to create completely secure devices, and unworkable to have to keep them all up to date even when patches are provided.…

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AWS Success Underscores Demand for Cloud Services


Despite several highly publicized cloud hacks last year — including the iCloud and Sony breaches — the demand for cloud services is skyrocketing. Amazon Web Services grabbed 30 percent of the global cloud infrastructure service market in Q4, Synergy Research reports. AWS grew 51 percent year over year (YoY). Why the mad rush to the cloud? Isn’t security an issue any more? And who’s buying into the cloud? Large corporations? SMBs?

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