US senators planning bill to ‘secure’ the Internet of Things but users are a weak link, say experts

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators plans to introduce legislation on Tuesday aiming to address vulnerabilities in internet of things (IoT) devices, according to a report from Reuters in San Fransisco. Security experts have long warned that this poses a threat to global cyber security.

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USA’s Consumer Reports will consider cyber security and privacy in future connected product reviews

Reuters has revealed that Consumer Reports, an influential U.S. non-profit group that conducts extensive reviews of cars, kitchen appliances and other goods, is gearing up to consider cyber security and privacy safeguards when scoring products in future.

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Deutsche Telekom sees 900,000 routers go offline after possible failure of cyberattack

Almost 900,000 Deutsche Telekom customers were hit by network outages — an attack reportedly aimed at hijacking consumer routers, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

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Cisco finally focuses on the Internet of Things, cloud, data centres and software solutions

EDITORIAL: On Wednesday Cisco wrapped up a “great year” in the words of its CEO by preparing to lay off one in every 14 of its workforce (or 5,500 people worldwide). The IT giant is at last turning its guns on the Internet of Things.

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