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Hundreds of smart locks scuppered by flawed update

Hundreds of smart locks from supplier Lockstate were left unusable, or 'bricked', after a flawed wireless update was issued by the company. As customers flocked...

DHS funds $750k project to secure first-responder IoT devices

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is funding the development of technology to enhance the security of mobile device-based sensor systems used by...

IoT device makers: Tackle security or face legal action

As governments start to contemplate legal responses to IoT security flaws, will the threat of a date with justice finally force manufacturers of connected...

IoT soldiers hacked in cyber challenge mock-up

The Internet of War appears to be moving ever closer. The latest Cyber Security Challenge UK saw IoT-connected soldiers hacked by a fictitious gang...

Small businesses doing better at IoT security than larger enterprises

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are taking more steps to find potential security risks against IoT devices in the workplace than large enterprises, according...

UK/India consortium explore blockchain for healthcare IoT security

Following a recent flurry of cyber attacks exposing the inadequacies of IoT security, a healthcare-focused consortium, led by network security engineers from City University...

Security flaw in IoT solar equipment could disrupt Europe’s electricity grid

A Dutch security researcher claims to have found vulnerabilities in internet-connected solar panel equipment installed throughout Europe, which could potentially be exploited by hackers. Willem...

Laboratory-based IoT: is connectivity new in the realm of science?

The Internet of Things is broadly defined as “the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send...

IoT is heading for mass adoption by 2019 says Aruba

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has published the results of a survey looking at adoption levels, security concerns and business use cases for...

175,000 IP cameras could be hacked, says report

Nearly 200,000 security cameras connected to the internet sport a security vulnerability that can allow hackers to control them remotely. According to a report published by...

US senators introduce bill to tackle IoT device security

A bipartisan group of US senators have introduced legislation to address cyber vulnerabilities in the burgeoning IoT device market. The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement...

Cyber-savvy consumers support IoT security by design

Cyber savvy consumers are well aware of the risks posed by connected devices, as a study reveals that 90 percent of people in six...