IoT Security Blog

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


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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RFID Security Alliance Open Forum-6/8/2011-Cyberwarfare & RFID

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The RFID Security Alliance holds a monthly open forum about topics related to securing radio frequency identification systems. Attendees can dial in or, if in the San Francisco, CA area, attend in person. June’s topic is Cyberwarfare and RFID Featured speaker: Lukas Grunwald, CEO of DN-Systems Enterprise Internet Solutions GmbH…

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RFID Pickpockets Capture Credit Card Data

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher I have been meaning to write about data skimming off of RFID enabled credit cards. This topic has been covered on local TV stations across the country over the last several months. Almost all of the stories include a demo by the founder and CEO of a firm that makes…

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RFID Security Predictions for 2011

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher As we are approaching the end of the year, predictions for 2011 are being released. This year I spotted two specific to RFID security. VDC Research Group, in their Top 5 Trends for the RFID Solutions Market in 2011 predicts that authentication and anti-counterfeiting will emerge as leading applications. “Product authentication…

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