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Demand for smart security is on the rise

75% of UK consumers own a smart home device or are considering a purchase, according to Swann. They also reveal that 72% believe smart home technology could improve their …

connected house
IoT failures plague most users worldwide

52% of consumers worldwide are now using Internet of Things (IoT) devices, yet 64% of those have already encountered performance issues – according to Dynatrace. On average, …

Wemo
Hacking smart plugs to enter business networks

McAfee researchers have discovered a buffer overflow flaw in Belkin’s Wemo Insight Smart Plug that can be exploited by attackers to access and interfere with other …

connected house
Smart homes can be easily hacked via unsecured MQTT servers

The Internet of Things is full of security holes, and the latest one has been pointed out by Avast researcher Martin Hron: unsecured MQTT servers. What is MQTT? The Message …

Irdeto provides anti-hacking protection for Indentive’s home IoT platform

Irdeto is partnering with Indentive, a Swedish IoT technology provider, to secure its home IoT platform, Connective. Indentive will implement Irdeto Cloakware to ensure that …

IoT
The FBI warns about compromised IoT devices

The FBI is instructing users on how to recognize when their IoT devices have been compromised and advising them on how to keep them secure. “Compromised devices may be …

Samsung SmartHub
Samsung SmartThings Hub vulnerabilities allow attackers inside your home

Cisco Talos researchers have unearthed 20 vulnerabilities in the Samsung SmartThings Hub that could be leveraged by attackers to monitor, control and interfere with devices …

IoT
IoT security spend to reach $6 billion by 2023

A new study from Juniper Research found that spending on IoT cybersecurity solutions is set to reach over $6 billion globally by 2023. It highlighted rapid growth, with …

Internet of Things
How consumers are embracing IoT

A CSG survey, which polled more than 2,000 consumers between the ages of 18 and 64, evaluated consumer understanding, usage and sentiment about current and future IoT …

smart home
Is that smart device secure, and will it protect your privacy?

The decision to introduce a new smart device into your home should come only after you’ve answered these two questions affirmatively: “Will the device improve the …

Amazon Key
Would you let Amazon unlock your door?

Amazon recently announced the launch of the Amazon Key, allowing the Amazon delivery person to open your door in order to place your package inside, where presumably it will …

LG HomeHack
Researchers turn LG’s Hom-Bot vacuum cleaner into a real-time spying device

Check Point researchers have discovered a vulnerability in LG’s smart home infrastructure that could have allowed hackers to take over the legitimate user’s account and, …

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