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European Commission wants new Cyber Resilience Act
Published in IoT


Internet of Things needs to be a lot more secure 

The European Commission launched a Cyber Resilience Act proposal which will force new cybersecurity requirements on internet-connected devices.

IoT proved security hole in Russian/Ukraine war
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Compromised security cameras enabled weapons targeting.

While observers say that the military use of hackers during the Russian/Ukraine war proved to be over stated, it appears that much touted internet of things security flaws were successfully exploited.

Users will revolt against IoT data collection
Published in IoT
Wednesday, 02 December 2020 11:10

Users will revolt against IoT data collection


Security company warns that regulation is coming

Security outfit WatchGuard Technologies said that 2021 will mark a tipping point when consumers will begin to fully-understand and revolt against the privacy concerns associated with smart and connected devices.

Aussies delivers IoT security kick
Published in IoT
Thursday, 03 September 2020 11:20

Aussies delivers IoT security kick


Status quo is not fair dinkum

The Australian government is coming the raw prawn on companies who release IoT devices with security vulnerabilities

Enterprises fail to get the IoT
Published in IoT
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 11:22

Enterprises fail to get the IoT


Even though they use it

Enterprises’ use of emerging technologies is on the rise around the world, but many are failing to capitalise on its benefits according to the 2019 Global CIO Survey from Logicalis

IoT devices can be hacked with a light
Published in News
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 11:43

IoT devices can be hacked with a light


Laser or a flashlight will do it

Japanise boffins took time out of their schedule of fighting giant animals in Tokyo and found if they shined a light at Google Home, Amazon's Alexa or Apple's Siri devices from hundreds of feet away they could hack them.

Corporations have too much unconfigured IoT
Published in IoT
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:48

Corporations have too much unconfigured IoT


Evil coffee machine could bring down the company

Security expert Ken Munro, senior partner at ethical hacking firm Pen Test Partners, and which specialises in IoT devices, has warned that too much is going out improperly configured, leaving networks wide open.

UK businesses vulnerable to IoT attacks
Published in IoT
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 12:20

UK businesses vulnerable to IoT attacks


Less than half could even detect an attack if it happens

 Research has shown that UK businesses are worryingly vulnerable to attacks targeted at IoT devices.

Second generation of light IoT networks powers up
Published in IoT


LiFi-integrated lighting and networking

First of a new, wider range of LiFi-enabled lights hits the market that its makers claim is faster, simpler and more efficient.

Google Schafts disaster robot unit
Published in IoT
Friday, 16 November 2018 12:09

Google Schafts disaster robot unit


Human Robots not working for Google

Google’s Schaft, which develops bipedal robots to helping in disaster efforts, is being shut down.