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IoT Security News: DoS Attack at Your Door and Semiconductor Stats

IoT security and semiconductor industry growth were two of hottest tech-related topics in 2017. Every few weeks, we learned about next-generation IoT hacks, new security-related legislation, and exciting advances in processor technology. Here are a few interesting news items from the past month. A DoS Attack at Your Door Amazon Key is a new delivery…

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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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Louis Parks Interviewed at ARM TechCon About IoT Security

Internet of Things (IoT) security was a hot topic at ARM TechCon 2017. Louis Parks, CEO of SecureRF, talked with EDACafe.com about IoT security challenges and SecureRF’s quantum-resistant, public-key security solutions for small devices such as ARM Cortex-M series processors. The complete interview is now available. SecurRF’s future-proof, ultra-low-energy security tools enable developers to quickly add authentication…

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SecureRF Wins ARM TechCon Innovation Award

SecureRF was recognized Wednesday with the Best Contribution to IoT Security award at this year’s ARM TechCon in Santa Clara, CA. The company impressed the judges with two of its public-key security solutions, Ironwood™ Key Agreement Protocol (Ironwood KAP™) and Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm (WalnutDSA™), which are quantum-resistant security solutions for low-resource processors and embedded devices. Engineers…

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Louis Parks to Speak on Security Panel at the 15th International SoC Conference

Louis Parks, CEO of SecureRF Corporation, will be a panelist at the 15th International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference on October 19, 2017. Parks will join moderator Farhad Mafie, International SoC Conference Chairman, and five other thought leaders to discuss SoC-related security challenges and solutions. In a discussion titled, “Security Issues and Challenges in The Next Generation of…

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Securing the Internet of Vehicles Is Possible

Another month and yet another story about the vulnerability of modern vehicles to hackers looking to take control of our automobiles. According to a recent Trend Micro report, a security research team found that it is possible to turn off a vehicle’s key automated components—including safety mechanisms such as the antilock braking system (ABS) and…

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IoT Security News – Heart Hacks, Semiconductor Sales, and Wearables

It has been another interesting few weeks for IoT security experts, embedded systems engineers, and semiconductor manufactures. We have seen increased security threats, improved semiconductor sales, and positive news about wearable device shipments. Let’s review some of the more significant news items from the past several days. FDA Recall: 465,000 Pacemakers Vulnerable to a Wireless…

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IoT in the Movies

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been appearing in movies for several years now—in some cases, even before there was an IoT. Sometimes, the technology depicted is fanciful, but at other times, Hollywood weaves into its narratives technologies that already exist or are looming just over the horizon. Below, we look at the IoT technologies…

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IoT Security Vulnerabilities of Smart Cities

As IoT devices become smaller and cheaper, more cities are leveraging them to transform themselves into smart cities. Smart cities use IoT devices and technologies to improve the efficiency of their services and assist their citizens in a variety of ways. Smart city IoT applications include: Traffic-management systems that reduce congestion and save money on…

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