While an employee breached internal corporate policy when he downloaded company documents without permission, he did not violate federal law because he was an authorized user of the computer network, a federal appeals court has ruled. The company had sued the former employee under a law that makes it illegal for unauthorized personnel to access a corporate network.
At least 70 percent of devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) are vulnerable to attack, according to a report from Hewlett-Packard’s security unit Fortify, released in July. The study analyzed a range of IoT devices, from remote power outlets to home alarms and even sprinkler controllers. According to the study, vulnerabilities include weak passwords, insecure password recovery mechanisms, and poorly protected credentials.