Tag Archives: IoT

How IoT Helps Revolutionize and Optimize Airport Security

by Hartmut Schaper, Security Magazine

The Internet of Things (IoT) is living up to the hype. According to research firm Statista, there are more than 20 billion end devices already networked through the Internet, with this number increasing more than three times by the year. In the process, end devices are becoming increasingly more intelligent and efficient, fueled by progress being made in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and even 5G, the new mobile phone technology, which creates the required bandwidths for data transfer in the IoT.

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Smart home devices are being hit with more cyberattacks than ever

by Anthony Spadafora, TechRadar

Cybercriminals capitalize on weak IoT security.

New research from Kaspersky has revealed that cyberattacks on IoT devices are booming with 105m attacks on IoT devices (originating from 276k unique IP addresses) detected during the first half of this year alone.

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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