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ICANN sets plan to reinforce internet DNS security

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In a few months, the internet will be a more secure place.  That’s because the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has voted to go ahead with the first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the internet’s address book – the Domain Name System (DNS).  [ Now see: The hidden cause of […]

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IoT, 5G Networks and Cybersecurity – Part 1: The Rise of 5G Networks

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Smartphones today have more computing power than the computers that guided the Apollo 11 moon landing. From its original positioning of luxury, mobile devices have become a necessity in numerous societies across the globe. With recent innovations in mobile payment such as Apple Pay, Android Pay, and investments in cryptocurrency, cyberattacks have become especially more […]

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Strange and scary IoT hacks

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Home webcams and unsecured security cameras have long been a favorite target of recreational hackers, pranksters, and voyeurs. With a few clicks, pretty much anyone can access a live video somewhere among the massive global network of unsecured cameras. You can even browse through directories listing open camera feeds, like Insecam.com. (There are, of course, […]

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What happens if IoT security doesn’t get solved?

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Sometimes, confirmation of the obvious can be really important. At least, that’s how I felt when I saw a new Bain & Company report, Cybersecurity Is the Key to Unlocking Demand in IoT. According to the consulting firm’s survey, 45 percent of Internet of Things (IoT) buyers say “concerns about security remain a significant barrier […]

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The Enterprise of Thing’s troubling lack of security

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When it comes to security and manageability, Enterprise of Things (EoT) devices must have far more stringent requirements than consumer IoT devices, which often have virtually no built-in security. Indeed, enterprise use of consumer-grade IoT is highly risky. Making the matter even more urgent is the growing number of deployed EoT devices, which is expected […]

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Getting grounded in IoT networking and security

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The internet of things already consists of nearly triple the number of devices as there are people in the world, and as more and more of these devices creep into enterprise networks it’s important to understand their requirements and how they differ from other IT gear. The major difference is that so far they are […]

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Smart Homes of Tomorrow – Connect all the things!

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Intro In 1957 the Monsanto House of the Future was constructed at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. This house was constructed by Monsanto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Walt Disney Imagineers to provide visitors with a tour and an idea of what future homes might look like in 1986. Monsanto House of the Future. Source: Yesterland.com […]

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5 key enterprise IoT security recommendations

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Not so long ago, the phrase “consumerization of IT” was on everyone’s lips. Whole publications and conferences (remember CITE, for Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise?) were created to chronicle the trend of corporations relying on products and services originally created for consumers — which was often easier to use and of higher quality than […]