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Is IoT’s dubious security past coming back to haunt it?

Jan van Vliet, VP and GM EMEA at Digital Guardian, examines the link between the Internet of Things’ (IoT) poor security track record and...

“Cryptocurrency systems can’t scale or be trusted” – central banking organisation

UPDATED The more popular cryptocurrencies become, the less trustworthy and efficient they are, according to a key central banking organisation. Cryptocurrencies are “not scalable and...

Security: The IoT is destroying legal concept of privacy warns in-depth...

THE BIG READ A new report cautions that the Internet of Things may undermine the concept of personal privacy to such an extent that...

MIT researchers devise IoT transmitter to stop hackers

NEWSBYTE Researchers at MIT have created a transmitter that could stop hackers from attacking IoT devices. Such devices are vulnerable to hack attacks that locate,...

AT&T and Nokia team up to offer IoT connectivity to enterprises

NEWSBYTE US telecoms giant AT&T and Finnish electronics firm Nokia have teamed up to provide an Internet of Things (IoT) offering to organisations globally. The...

Amazon booms as high street withers. Next up: robots and insurance

UPDATED Retail and Web services giant Amazon plans to add over 2,500 permanent jobs in the UK this year, taking its British workforce to...

Smart home surveillance at “staggering” levels – report

Consumers' Association publication Which? has revealed the results of an investigation into the extent to which smart-home products are collecting and passing on user...

ForgotDoor: Singapore routers gave full access to IoT hackers

ForgotDoor vulnerability caused by open ports. A vulnerability affecting hundreds of routers in Singapore could have given hackers complete access to connected devices. According to a...

SoftBank Pepper robot “astonishingly insecure”, potential “cyber weapon”

One of the world’s most popular humanoid robots, Pepper, from Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank, can easily be hacked and turned into a “cyber and...

Uber crash: Poor object recognition and system design caused death

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released the preliminary findings of its investigation into the fatal accident in March involving an autonomous Uber...

Why IoT security need not be a blur | Q&A with...

One of the core challenges facing IoT implementations is cybersecurity, with multiple reports suggesting that devices are being rushed to market with poor security,...

Microsoft adopts GDPR worldwide, supports “fundamental right” to privacy

Apple follows suit with new privacy portal. Microsoft has announced that it is extending the privacy rights cast into law by GDPR in Europe to...
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