Tag Archives: Internet of Things

IoT security: Now dark web hackers are targeting internet-connected gas pumps

by Danny Palmer, ZDNet

As more and more devices get connected to the Internet of Things, researchers say compromising pumps has become a hot topic on cyber criminal forums.

Cyber criminals are increasingly turning their attention to hacking Internet of Things devices as connected products proliferate – and there’s one smart device in particular that is catching hackers’ attention.

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The Internet of Things has officially hit peak stupid, courtesy of this smart toaster

by Joel Hruska, Extreme Tech

The Consumer Electronics Show (now dubbed CES) has always been an event where companies large and small debut new products and demonstrate cutting-edge R&D. At its best, the show serves as a jumping-off point for the technologies, products, and services we’ll see throughout the year. At its worst, it functions as a dumping ground for bad ideas and garbage products. At the show this week, Griffin Technology debuted a smart toaster as part of their new Griffin Home initiative. Continue reading The Internet of Things has officially hit peak stupid, courtesy of this smart toaster

Smart city startups plumb the waterworks for IoT data

by Donal Power, readwrite

Data-related opportunities await Internet of Things (IoT) entrepreneurs in smart city water programs as top-down utilities allow smaller players to play.

Ecopreneurist recounted some of the more interesting ideas to emerge from a recent MIT conference on smart city water issues. Continue reading Smart city startups plumb the waterworks for IoT data

Google launches Android Things, a new OS for IoT gadgets

by Abhimanyu Ghoshal, TheNextWeb

Google has launched Android Things, an IoT platform that lets you build connected devices while leveraging Android APIs and the company’s cloud-based services for delivering updates and enabling voice commands.

The company says it’s combining Brillo, its previous Android-based IoT OS, with tools like Android Studio, the Android SDK, Google Play Services, and Google Cloud Platform, to make it easier for developers to build smart devices. Continue reading Google launches Android Things, a new OS for IoT gadgets

The Botnet That Broke the Internet Isn’t Going Away

by Lily Hay Newman, WIRED

When the BOTNET named Mirai first appeared in September, it announced its existence with dramatic flair. After flooding a prominent security journalist’s website with traffic from zombie Internet of Things devices, it managed to make much of the internet unavailable for millions of people by overwhelming Dyn, a company that provides a significant portion of the US internet’s backbone. Since then, the number attacks have only increased. What’s increasingly clear is that Mirai is a powerfully disruptive force. What’s increasingly not? How to stop it. Continue reading The Botnet That Broke the Internet Isn’t Going Away