Authors Posts by Rene Millman

Rene Millman

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BrickerBot ‘creator’ claims two million IoT devices have been destroyed

BrickerBot, a piece of malware designed to damage insecure IoT devices so badly that they become useless, has now 'bricked' as many as two million devices, according...

Microsoft pushes IoT as a service to enterprises

Microsoft has unveiled IoT Central, its new IoT as a service offering designed to help in the deployment of IoT projects in the enterprise. The...

Smart home product manufacturers must target customers in different ways

Smart home consumers can be divided into seven segments, according to new research from market analyst firm Strategy Analytics.  Manufacturers selling smart home products to customers need...

Mirai malware repurposed to mine Bitcoins using slave IoT devices

Criminals have added code to the Mirai malware that targets IoT devices to mine Bitcoins. IT security researchers have discovered a module added to the...

Amnesia malware turns DVRs into botnet slaves

IT security researchers have uncovered a new strain of malware that targets digital video recorders (DVRs), turning them into botnet slaves. According to a blog...

EEMBC and Prpl talk up hypervisors for more secure IoT

The Prpl Foundation and EEMBC have teamed up to launch an initiative to protect IoT hardware from hackers by using virtualization technology within these devices. The...

Telenor offers free IoT network to Norwegian students and start-ups

Norwegian telco Telenor is to pilot an IoT network in the country that will be free for entrepreneurs and students to use. The company claims that the...

Worldwide IoT cellular connections to reach 2.4 billion by 2025

The number of IoT cellular connections is set to grow to around 2.4 billion by 2025, according to a report by Strategy Analytics. The analysts...

Google Home and Google Wi-Fi arrive in the UK

Google Home is to launch in the UK with availability set for 6 April and will cost £129, the company has announced. Google Home, the...

IoT network planned for East Hampshire, UK

A local authority in Hampshire is to help develop a district-wide IoT network to provide local businesses with valuable information on environmental conditions, equipment location and...

Huawei and Software AG partner on IoT solutions

Huawei and Software AG have announced a tie-up between the two companies that will see them offer a “complete” cloud-based IoT solution of hardware...

Samsung unveils Bixby AI assistant for phones and IoT devices

Bixby voice assistant set to debut in Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone, but could also find its way into fridges, TVs and possibly air conditioners. Samsung...