Internet of Things Could Be a Security Nightmare | WSJ

Here’s Why the Internet of Things Could Be a Security Nightmare; Robert Plant; In The Wall Street Journal (WSJ); 2016-02-23.

Mentions

  • Michael Porter
    • smart adaptive devices
  • Gartner
    a promotional conference
  • Thread
    • Google
  • AllJoyn
    • Qualcomm
  • AllSeen Alliance
    • Cisco
    • Microsoft
  • Open Internet Consortium
    • Dell,
    • Intel,
    • Samsung.
  • <quote>Finally, it may be worth considering that the device firms themselves may have created “backdoors” to their systems, pre-empting the need for future Supreme Court clarifications on their need.</quote>

Never trust a vendor install – Dell does a Superfish, ships PCs with easily cloneable root certificates | Ars Technica

Dell does a Superfish, ships PCs with easily cloneable root certificates; ; In Ars Technica; 2015-11-24.
Teaser: Root certificate debacle that hit Lenovo now visits the House of Dell.

tl;dr → never trust a vendor install

Claim

  • Even with the Ubuntu 14.04 version → not proven
    i.e. on my gear, the rogue CA certificate is not present in /etc/ssl/certs

Mentions

Details

eDellRoot certificate

thumbprint may probably be

98:A0:4E:41:63:35:77:90:C4:A7:9E:6D:71:3F:F0:AF:51:FE:69:27 

serial number:may be

6b:c5:7b:95:18:93:aa:97:4b:62:4a:c0:88:fc:3b:b6 

Followup

Dell’s Linux PC sequel still “just works”—but it adds 4K screen and rough edges | Ars Technica

Dell’s Linux PC sequel still “just works”—but it adds 4K screen and rough edges; ; In Ars Technica; 2015-03-17
Teaser: 4k scaling issues keep it from being perfect—but, hey, it’s for developers, right?

Mentions

 

Up Close And Personal With Dell’s UltraSharp 27 5K Display And Smart Desk Concept | Hot Hardware

Up Close And Personal With Dell’s UltraSharp 27 5K Display And Smart Desk Concept; Marco Chiappetta; In Hot Hardware; 2014-11-06.

tl;dr => it’s not available

Mentions:

  • Dell UltraSharp 27
    • UHD+
    • 5120×2880
    • available 2014-12-18 (no mention of it at Amazon 2014-12-13)
    • $2500
    • 2x DisplayPort cables
  • SmartDesk touch screen(s)
    • available late 2015 or 2016.

Actualities

Dell Previews 27-inch ‘5K’ UltraSharp Monitor: 5120×2880 | AnandTech

Dell Previews 27-inch ‘5K’ UltraSharp Monitor: 5120×2880; Ian Cutress; In AnandTech; 2014-09-05.

tl;dr => not available untill 2015.

Original Sources

Specifications

  • Doesn’t seem to have a part number yet.
  • Unclear, unstated
  • 2x DisplayPort MST v1.2 inputs (maybe)
  • tiled 2560×2880 (maybe).
  • integrated speakers, 16W.

Actualities

How A Hacker Nabbed $600,000 In Two Months By Googling People’s Home Networks for Synology Home Cloud NAS Servers | Business Insider

How A Hacker Nabbed $600,000 In Two Months By Googling People’s Home Networks for Synology Home Cloud NAS Servers; ; In Business Insider; 2014-06-17.

Mentions

  • Dell
  • Synology
  • Pseudonym: Folio on GitHub.
  • <quote>The hacker’s exploits were documented by Dell’s security team</quote>
  • <quote>In 2013, a security researcher discovered a flaw with the Synology product that let a hacker find, and ultimately control, these computer storage devices by searching for them on Google. </quote>

The Internet is Compromised | Claudio Guarnieri

(Rapid7); The Internet is Compromised; In The Medium; 2014-01-25.
Teaser: A diagnosis after a tragic year of revelations on global surveillance