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Critical IoT Security Issues in the News

As the number of IoT sensors and devices increases, so does the number and variety of threats to the networks they are connected to. Given the fact that many of these devices are not properly secured, security failures are almost inevitable. But the consequences of such access might be larger than what we previously imagined.…

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Beware the Holiday Hack

Most online 2017 holiday gift guides have one thing in common: IoT gadgets. Wi-Fi video doorbells, wearable health monitors, phone-controlled toy robots, and “smart” ovens are just a few of the thousands of Internet-connected products being offered this holiday season. Such gifts might seem like safe products to give or receive, but reports about recent…

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IoT Security News: Cyber Shield, IoTroop, and the Quantum Race

It is an exciting (and challenging!) time for engineers, developers, and business leaders working on IoT security-related solutions. There are no shortages of security problems to solve and IoT business opportunities to consider. Every day, we learn about new security challenges, next-generation semiconductor technologies, and exciting innovations in the field of quantum computing. Here are…

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The Value of Data Protection in the Internet of Things

The IoT is made up of billions of devices that collect and share data. If this data is not properly secured, it puts both end-users and manufacturers at risk for all sorts of disastrous consequences. For example, the data collected by a smart thermostat can reveal when someone is home based on their heating and…

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Imminent Arrival of Quantum Computers Spells Danger for Private Data

In a blog post we published last November, we reported that quantum computers might be available in the next ten to fifteen years. However, with companies including Google and IBM significantly ramping up their efforts to make quantum computing a reality, it is likely that commercial availability for these “super computers” will arrive ahead of…

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Cryptographic Security for Keyless Car Entry Systems – Not Gone in 60 Seconds

Recent news reports from sources including Insurance Journal, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the TODAY Show have highlighted a critical security weakness in some cars and trucks equipped with keyless remotes and pushbutton ignitions. As demonstrated in the following TODAY Show video, thieves are using small, handheld devices that wirelessly replicate the signal of…

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Securing the IoS – the Internet of Sensors

The Internet of Things is talking loud and clear and nearly anyone can listen. Sensors are on almost everything from cars, refrigerators and wearables, to a town’s streetlights, water supply systems and air quality tracking devices. People’s lives are made easier and more efficient with the delivery of helpful data and information in seconds. The…

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NFC In Smartphones Transforms Healthcare

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge has started a Near Field Communications cluster special interest group. I attended their second NFC meeting earlier this week, along with at least 225 other people. The theme was NFC In Smartphones Transforms Healthcare: with over 100 million NFC smartphones expected in service by…

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The Growth in Google Results for RFID Security Keywords

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher One of the things I do in my marketing role is to monitor various keywords used to find our website, track how many times they appear as results in a Google search over time and where our site and this blog fall within the rankings. As I was updating my…

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