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Smart home device metadata offers hackers insight into residents’ habits

Metadata generated by IoT devices in a smart home could give hackers valuable clues about its inhabitant's lifestyle and behavior, according to research published...

Honeywell adds Google Home integration for smart thermostats

Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, a subsidiary of industrial automation company Honeywell, has announced a new integration with Google Home for its connected home...

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...

IBM launches new security services for connected cars and IoT

IBM Security today announced the launch of two new security testing practice areas focused on automotive security and the IoT. In other words, these...

Cyber amateurs protect smart home from real-time invasion

In a challenge set up by technology consultancy Roke and the UK Cabinet Office-backed Cyber Security Challenge UK, 42 cyber security amateurs have prevented...

Bullguard researchers find serious flaws in smart home alarm

A team of researchers at security specialist Bullguard has identified a range of serious flaws in a connected burglar alarm. Security researchers at the...

Smart thermostats gain traction in Europe and North America

The number of North American and European homes with smart thermostats grew by 67 percent to 10.1 million in 2016, according to a new...

Amazon Echo assumed responsible for successful 911 call

In March, Arkansas police ordered Amazon to hand over data from one of its smart home devices as part of a murder investigation. In...

UCSD engineers develop near-zero-power sensor for ‘unawearables’

Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have unveiled a temperature sensor capable of running on just 113 picowatts of power:...

Amazon’s Alexa can now control your smart home cameras

Amazon has unveiled its new Smart Home Skill API, which will allow developers to create apps that let customers watch live video feeds from...

UK insurance market lags on digital, says LexisNexis

The UK insurance market needs to adopt digitization faster – or risk losing out to new, more automated players, according to a new study...

Hazelcast aims for cleaner windows on IoT data

Open source in-memory data grid (IMDG) company Hazelcast has reached the 0.4 release of Hazelcast Jet. This developer and data architect-level technology works with fast-flowing continuous...