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IoT Security News: Attacks, Encryption and WAP3

The new year kicked off with major security-related news. On January 3, we learned that billions of CPUs are vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre side-channel attacks, which can be used to access sensitive data, including passwords, cryptography keys, and files. Since then, chip makers and cloud service providers have been scrambling to develop and…

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An Update on Spectre and Meltdown

Computer owners, beware! In early January, we learned about two massive security flaws in most of the CPUs used in computers built during the past two decades. Attackers can use the flaws, named Spectre and Meltdown, to access sensitive data stored in a computer chip, including passwords and files. During the past several weeks, the…

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Interview: Louis Parks on “Securing Our Future” with Peggy Smedley

Louis Parks (CEO, SecureRF) recently appeared on The Peggy Smedley Show podcast (Episode 545). In a segment titled “Securing Our Future,” Parks covered the history of public-key security, the importance of securing low-resource processors, and SecureRF’s future-proof authentication and data protection solutions for 8-, 16-, and 32-bit processors. Parks also explained the threat quantum computers pose…

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SecureRF Solutions Named “Best Technology” for 2017 by The Linley Group

SecureRF has received The Linley Group’s 2017 Analysts’ Choice Award for “Best Technology.” Selected from a strong list of innovative security providers, SecureRF is being recognized for its quantum-resistant, public-key solutions, including Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm™ (WalnutDSA™) and Ironwood Key Agreement Protocol™ (Ironwood KAP™), which provide fast, small-footprint, ultra-low-energy authentication and data protection for low-resource devices.…

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NIST Accepts SecureRF’s WalnutDSA for Evaluation

SecureRF’s Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm (WalnutDSA) has been accepted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for evaluation as a standard for post-quantum, public-key cryptography. NIST expects to perform multiple rounds of evaluation over a period of three to five years on all of the methods submitted. WalnutDSA is a fast, easy-to-implement, low-energy solution…

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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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New Paper: Kayawood Key Agreement Protocol

SecureRF has published a new paper, “Kayawood, a Key Agreement Protocol,” which introduces a group-theoretic key agreement protocol that leverages the known NP-Hard shortest word problem (among others) to provide an Elgamal-style, Diffie-Hellman-like method. The paper also discusses the implementation of and behavioral aspects of Kayawood, introduces new methods to obfuscate braids using Stochastic Rewriting, and…

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26% of Execs Say Security Impedes IoT Implementation

The IoT presents exciting new opportunities for companies to develop innovative products and services. However, despite the benefits associated with IoT technology, such as system monitoring and inventory control, many business leaders continue to cite IoT security-related challenges as obstacles to more rapid IoT adoption. According to a recent Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report, sponsored…

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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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