The high-end Boston condominium building where two doctors were murdered in May provided an alleged flimsy “veneer” of security for its tenants, allowing the brutal stabbing deaths to occur, according to a wrongful death suit filed by the victims’ families. The suit points out a number of alleged soft spots in the building’s security system. It says anyone can walk into the garage, and that a solitary security employee has the responsibility to watch that camera feed from the front desk.
In its latest enforcement action in the realm of the Internet of Things, the Federal Trade Commission filed suit against D-Link Corporation, a Taiwan-based computer networking equipment manufacturer and its U.S. subsidiary, alleging that the defendants failed to employ adequate security measures for their wireless routers and surveillance cameras. Although D-Link promoted the security of its routers with claims like “EASY TO SECURE” and “ADVANCED NETWORK SECURITY,” the company neglected to take easy steps to avoid security flaws, the agency asserted in its California federal court complaint. According to the agency, D-Link accepted hard-coded login credentials and the use of “command injection,” which allowed remote attackers to take control of routers by sending commands over the Internet.
Following a request from MOBOTIX CORP to review the validity of U.S. Patent No. 6,975,220, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) ruled that the main claims of the patent are invalid and will be canceled.
A Fulton County grand jury has issued indictments against two Marietta attorneys and their client for their roles in the illegal videotaping of a sexual encounter between the client and a former Waffle House CEO.
When Sharp Grossmont Hospital (San Deigo, CA) officials realized anesthesia drugs were disappearing from surgery carts, they turned to video surveillance to catch those responsible. In the process, they also captured many images of women undergoing surgery. The video surveillance has raised questions about patient privacy and how well the hospital managed its storage of dangerous drugs.
A Las Vegas woman was awarded about $13 million in the lawsuit she filed against Lowe’s Home Centers after she fell at one of the company’s stores in July 2013. Plaintiff’s attorney reminded the jury that a Lowe’s employee erased video surveillance that might have caught Hendrickson’s fall. Although deleting the footage was a mistake, Holm countered, the cameras in the garden center were facing a wall in the gardening center and wouldn’t have shown Hendrickson’s fall.
This valuable whitepaper, presented by the Federation of Defense and Corporate Council Winter Meeting in March of 2011, is still timely today and shared with the SecurityHive.com community to provide a better understanding on how our companies could be liable for large jury verdicts for not providing proper secure environments. Written by Richards H. Ford of Wicker, Smith, O’hara, McCoy, and Ford, P.A., a Florida law firm, this whitepaper showcases what negligent security conditions can cost an organization via a lawsuit.
A San Diego shopping mall was negligent in not providing better security measures that might have prevented the Christmas Eve shooting deaths of three persons in its parking lot, a lawsuit asserts.
Filed by attorney Daniel Gilleon in San Diego County Superior Court, the lawsuit says that the mall’s owner, Westfield Centers, “failed to use reasonable care to protect their patrons, guests, tenants and invitees.”
While most large incumbent ISPs have rushed head-first into the home security and home automation market, few of those companies have been willing to specify how many users have signed up for such services – suggesting they’re not yet seeing quite the uptake they’d like. One other threat has now arisen for ISPs looking to be home security experts: lawsuits.
"Icontrol has invested more than a decade and many millions of dollars in research and development, and this investment has generated technology that we believe is now fundamental in leading home automation and security networks," said Bob Hagerty, CEO of Icontrol Networks. "We have filed today’s actions to safeguard our investment in the backbone of Icontrol’s connected home platform. We are committed to protecting our intellectual property and the advantages it provides to our partners and customers."