IoT lays out the welcome mat for hackers to hack our smart connected homes

Imagine waking up one morning to do the school run and realising that your whizzy, WiFi-enabled home has been hacked, and you can’t use your connected devices until you pay up a serious amount of bitcoins.

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IoT-enabled products bring risks as well as benefits, warns Stericycle

In 2016 there were approximately 17.68 billion connected devices globally and predictions suggest that this could grow fourfold by 2025. However, according to the new Recall Industry Spotlight, released by Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS, these devices also come with potentially serious drawbacks.

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IoT-based cyberattacks: How AI can defend against the growing threat

By 2020 it is estimated that the global Internet of Things (IoT) market will have grown to more than $1.7 trillion. According to a study by Gartner, by the end of this year alone the number of IoT devices on the planet will have reached more than 4 billion.

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High risk of breaches in IoT healthcare and automotive industries, according to Spirent’s forecast

Spirent Communications plc, a provider of mobile network, application, services, and device-test solutions, warned of the increased likelihood of disruptions this year to a wide variety of civil and military applications relying on global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) – GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou.

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Taking responsibility: Six ways developers and manufacturers can build a more secure IoT

Poor IoT device security is a growing concern throughout the business world. Thomas Fischer, Threat researcher and Global Security advocate at Digital Guardian outlines six ways IoT product developers and manufacturers can prevent their devices from being turned into a botnet army.

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What the IoT can learn from ’90s ERP

The 1990s were a time of innovation within the software industry, as companies realised that they could increase productivity and streamline operations by reinvigorating business processes. So throughout the 1990s and the subsequent decade, CIOs prioritised integrating business operations.

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Why the IoT industry should move beyond DNS and create its own IP address registry of devices

In today’s market, segments of the broader IoT ecosystem have been under-served, especially small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) and mid-sized cities. However, this oversight will change over the next several years as these entities seek to embrace the efficiencies and cost reductions that enterprises and government agencies are achieving through IoT implementations.

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Companies must counter DDoS attacks via webcams and routers with a strategic approach

After the biggest DDoS attack of all time was reported in late September, cyber-criminals wasted no time in mounting their next operation. Less than a month later, a further broad-based attack crashed major online services including Twitter, Spotify, Netflix and PayPal.

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Why your toaster may be part of an attack on Google one day

One phenomenon that has always intrigued me is hypnotism, says Larry Bellehumeur of Novotech Technologies. It always seemed amazing and confusing to me that so-called “normal” people can have their common sense overridden to the point that they

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Fixing the broken enterprise messaging IoT signal-to-noise ratio – Part 2

IoT comes to the enterprise: An agent of change for better business communications Here’s what I think we need, says David Gurle of Symphony: Communications platforms designed, from the ground up, to filter and prioritise messages.

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Ping! Buzz! Is it a new car photo or a customer alert? – Part 1

Fixing the broken enterprise messaging IoT signal-to-noise ratio The Internet of Things (IoT) offers a lot of potential for empowering employees and increasing business productivity – getting them the information they need, when they need it, in order to keep business moving, and to inform good decision-making.

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Ford drivers just say ‘I need a coffee!’ to find cafés as SYNC 3 comes to Europe

Ford Motor Company launched its new SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system in Europe, allowing drivers to control their connected smartphones, audio, navigation, and climate functions with more conversational voice commands.

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How to provide continuous security and protect our privacy online

In this exclusive interview with ForgeRock, VP of Emerging Technology, Eve Maler tells IoT Now what organisations can do to better protect customer information online.

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Consumer satisfaction with insurance online experience needs improvement

Up until now, online communication with insurance customers was, in terms of customer satisfaction, significantly lagging behind other industries. As a matter of fact, this is  clearly  an aspect of Insurance business with a good potential for improvement.

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