IoT Security Blog

Articles and Posts on IoT Security, Embedded Systems, and the Internet of Things

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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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Patient, Heal Thy Quantified Self

Smartwatches, smartglasses, smartwear are everywhere or, should we say everyware. It’s a ubicomp world where endless amounts of data based on our quantified self is attainable in real time thanks to the Internet of Things. And while knowing the number of steps we took today, can be important to a person, the leak or interruption…

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SecureRF Announces Algebraic Eraser Core to provide Public Key security for IoT

We are pleased to announce our Algebraic Eraser Core which provides Public Key security for FPGAs, ASICs, and embedded devices. This ultra-fast and very low power solution addresses privacy and security needs for the Internet of Things including consumer products, medical devices, building/home automation, credentials, automotive, and mobile payments. It delivers greater than 60X performance…

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Privacy versus Security

If you have been affiliated with Automated Identification Technology (AIT), Machine to Machine (M2M) communications or the Internet of Things (IoT) in any way, you are probably very familiar with the worldwide concerns that have been raised around privacy and security. In fact, we often think of privacy and security as a single issue and…

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NSA Tracking – Circa 2006

The National Security Agency’s tracking of U.S. citizens has been a hot topic this past summer since Edward Snowden leaked top-secret NSA documents. The Guardian has full coverage at http://www.theguardian.com/world/the-nsa-files. I recently ran across this Doctor Fun cartoon equating NSA tracking devices with cell phones. Then I noticed the date the cartoon was published – May…

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More Talk About Privacy Issues

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher When SecureRF first started getting involved with putting our cryptographic technology on RFID tags there was much concern about the privacy issues related to RFID. It was a topic that we wrote about a lot, for example, this 2009 blog post Talking About Privacy Issues – https://www.securerf.com/RFID-Security-blog/?p=99. But around 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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NFC #1 in Top 10 Mobile Trends

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher MEF is global trade organization for companies wishing to monetize their goods, services and digital products via the mobile connected device. Earlier in the year they released their top 10 predictions for 2012 around mobile content and commerce. I was pleased to see that their top 3 predictions overlap with…

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