Internet of Things

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Intel wants to bring IoT technology to retail

Intel says it plans to invest more than $100 million in the retail industry over the next five years.

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John McAfee’s 3 major cybersecurity predictions for 2017

Cybersecurity luminary John McAfee says IoT DDoS attacks will cause even more harm this year.

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FTC goes after D-Link for shoddy security in routers, cameras

The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on D-Link for selling wireless routers and internet cameras that can easily be hacked, the U.S. regulator claimed on Thursday.

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Can government really fix the IoT mess?

The Internet of Things is an ever-expanding attack surface. And a growing number of experts note that the market has failed to address that problem. They are now saying it will take government intervention.

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In 2017, real action on cybersecurity will happen after loss of life

Post describing the possibility of a hybrid terrorist attack involving a conventional, real-world component amplified by a simultaneous distributed denial of service attack directed at first responder computing infrastructure.

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FTC sets $25,000 prize for automatic IoT patching

The tool, at minimum, will “help protect consumers from security vulnerabilities caused by out-of-date software,” said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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Ransomware on smart TVs is here and removing it can be a pain

Over the Christmas a user reported the first in-the-wild case of a ransomware attack that infected an Android-based smart TV.

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Data breaches through wearables put target squarely on IoT in 2017

Security needs to be baked into IoT devices for there to be any chance of halting a DDoS attack, according to security experts.

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4 information security threats that will dominate 2017

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and collaborative with every coming year. To combat the threat in 2017, information security professionals must understand these four global security threats.

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5 signs we're finally getting our act together on security

Despite all the bad news in information security in 2016, some positive developments may finally shift momentum

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Cybersecurity confidence gets a C- . How to improve your grade in 2017

Many security professionals feel less than certain about their own cyber defenses. Research firm CyberEdge Group and Tenable Network Security asked 700 security practitioners in nine countries and across seven industry verticals about...

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AAA security among 5 enterprise technologies that will shake things up in 2017

You think you have your hands full as an IT pro now? Just wait until blockchain, IoT, augmented and virtual reality, and these other technologies really start to take hold in 2017.

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Smart Cities: Barcelona

Barcelona leads as a Smart City forerunner with noise and air-quality sensors, smart streetlights, smart parking, self-powered lighting and more. Computerworld tours the city to see how it all hangs together.

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A look back to 2016 and what to expect in 2017 in cybersecurity space

The world of digital information security does not lack for challenges. Major events that have happened in 2016 have created uncertainty about the future and at the same time new opportunities for the security industry to think and...

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Top 15 security predictions for 2017

So here are some of the best guesses about what we will see in 2017 from several dozen vendors and analysts. There are many more than 15 predictions out there, of course, but these are the ones we heard most frequently.

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My obligatory 2017 predictions

Tis the information security season to make predictions about what security year 2017 will bring.

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Singapore’s ‘city brain’ project raises concerns about privacy?

A centralized command center that aggregates sensor data on traffic, weather, government and elder services sounds great – but also, to private citizens, a little unsettling.

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Netgear working to fix flaw that left thousands of devices open to attack

A remotely exploitable vulnerability in the Nighthawk line of Netgear routers was disclosed on Friday. The flaw leaves customers exposed to having their connections hijacked, as someone exploiting the vulnerability can take complete...

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