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Security Issues Found in Smart Home Devices. Ever wonder what hackers think about the Internet of Things?

Security Issues Found in Smart Home Devices

Consider for a moment what someone with criminal intent might do with secret access to your Internet-connected garage door opener and it doesn’t take long to imagine something bad. The folks at security company Veracode were thinking along the same lines with a study of six consumer-grade IoT devices and found them to be surprisingly vulnerable to hackers, and the study takes the unusual step of calling out each product by name and describing some of the weaknesses found. A similar study by Hewlett-Packard last year raised similar concerns without naming any of the devices studied. So if you’re into outfitting your home with smart things all over the place, it’s certainly worth your attention.

Veracode bought the devices in December and tested them in a lab in January, monitoring all the data traffic going to and from the device. One concerned the MyQ Garage system from Chamberlain. Internet of Things devices lack fundamental security, study finds. Update 10am GMT: Statement from Chamberlain.

Internet of Things devices lack fundamental security, study finds

New research into the emerging household Internet of Things (IoT) market has emphasized that technological advances and smarter systems do not necessarily equate to better security. In a new report released by enterprise security firm Veracode, researchers discovered during testing of common, household IoT devices that security is not up to scratch -- paving the way for exploits, data theft, robbery and potentially even stalking. IoT devices have exploded in popularity in recent years, with major tech firms and startups alike pouring funds into developing devices ranging from smart home security systems to sensor-laden fridges and mood lighting.

It is estimated that by 2020, 25 billion connected devices -- including IoT products -- will be in use worldwide. While such products appeal to the market and can make daily living more convenient, security remains a hot topic. According to Veracode, the problem still stands. The “internet of things” future may end up being terrible.

Technology’s promise of wonderful things in the future stretches from science fiction to science fact: self-driving cars, virtual reality, smart devices such as Google Glass, and the internet of things are designed to make our lives easier and more productive.

The “internet of things” future may end up being terrible

Certainly inventions of the past century such as the washing machine and combustion engine have brought leisure time to the masses. But will this trend necessarily continue? On the surface, tech that simplifies hectic modern lives seems a good idea. The “internet of things” future may end up being terrible. Is The Internet Of Things The End Of Search Engines? The smartphone revolutionised personal computing, creating a computer that most of us have within arm’s reach 24 hours a day.

Is The Internet Of Things The End Of Search Engines?

The Internet of Things promises to revolutionise computing again, by connecting and collecting data from everything we live in, drive in, eat in, sleep in and work in. In just a year or two, the number of IoT devices will outnumber the number of PCs, smartphones and laptops globally. Forecasts range from as low as 41 billion to as high as 80 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020.

But how will this really change how we live and work? Search Is Dead, Long Live Search Smart devices will be able to anticipate your needs, perform the necessary search and deliver the result you need. For years people have been claiming that search is dead, but we still find ourselves on Google looking for a restaurant, searching for the best ski equipment or researching a new company.

Obviously, search still happens, but it is all done behind the scenes. Harnessing the Internet of Thi... Excuse the pun, but here in the UK, energy prices are hot news.

Harnessing the Internet of Thi...

According to the Department of Energy and Climate Chance, since 2007, the prices of combined domestic gas and electricity bills have increased by 33 per cent in real terms. And, despite wholesale gas prices falling rapidly over the past 12 months, energy providers have been criticised for being slow to pass these savings onto customers. Of course it’s not that simple. How the Internet of Things could dramatically change the workplace as we know it. Business Insider By 2019, the number of devices connected to the Internet of Things will grow nearly tenfold, from 2.5 billion in 2014 to almost 24 billion, according to BI Intelligence estimates.

How the Internet of Things could dramatically change the workplace as we know it

These objects, which have software, sensors, and network connectivity that allow them to send and receive data, are already changing the workplace. According to Megan Anderle, an editor at Dell's tech information site Tech Page One, "IoT-connected devices used in business settings are just beginning to catch on in a change akin to the Industrial Revolution. " For instance, machines in factories now have sensors that notify workers as soon as there's a problem; building surveillance systems have been upgraded with connected locks and camera systems that inform managers instantly when someone is around or attempting to gain entry; and inventory can now be tracked in real time, thanks to IoT, Anderle explains in a recent post.

She quotes David G. In augmented reality, we see better versions of ourselves. The small hotel room I’m in barely holds two people, never mind six, but I am close quarter chatting with a bevy of Meta employees dying to prove why its implementation of AR is better.

In augmented reality, we see better versions of ourselves

Not just better than every other company in this space, but better in an ontological sense of the word. Two years ago, Meta, headed by former IDF technician Meron Gribetz, nearly doubled its $100,000 Kickstarter goal by promising “the most advanced augmented reality glasses on the market.” It took fifteen months for that product, with countless nips and tucks, to ship to backers under the name Meta 1 Developer Kit, but the results are astounding. Why the Internet of Things isn’t like the Big Bang. Already, 1.9 billion devices are connected, and that number is expected to exponentially increase to 50 billion by 2020.

Why the Internet of Things isn’t like the Big Bang

“If you don’t take advantage of [the Internet of Things],” says Kevin Ashton, “your competitor will, and it will put you out of business.” Ashton knows firsthand what the Internet of Things (IoT) can do for an organization, having coined the term more than a decade ago when he was what he calls a “fairly junior manager” at Procter & Gamble. As he explains, they couldn’t keep certain products on the shelves; they needed computers to track items. The solution, radio-frequency identification (RFID), is now mainstream technology. Top 5 Internet of Things devices. Today is the fifth annual Inter­net of Things day.

Top 5 Internet of Things devices

IoT day is a world­wide event that brings together indus­try lead­ers, con­sumers, and mar­keters to dis­cuss the emerg­ing trend of con­nected devices. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the recent tech to come out of the IoT trends and what they may mean for the future of marketing. 1. Watches. MEMS and More: Sensor Technologies that will Drive the Internet of Things. MEMS – or Micro electro-mechanical systems – are a very tiny component, literally.

MEMS and More: Sensor Technologies that will Drive the Internet of Things

The low-power sensors are just a thousandth of an inch in size, and chances are you didn’t hear much about them in all of the news that came out of the annual International Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. Still, they’ve been called “the unsung heroes many of our favorite and beloved technologies” by the Mashable tech blog, which also acknowledged how MEMS are “particularly critical for smart home devices and the Internet of Things.” Ah, the Internet of Things. Certainly you heard plenty about that at CES this year. Six things you should know about the Internet of Things. Introduction The Internet of Things is already well and truly here with heady expectations abound as to what we can expect in the coming decade.

It being a relatively new concept albeit being built on tried and trusted foundations, that of the world of embedded. There is still plenty to learn about what it is, how much it is worth, and how drastically it will change the world in which we live in today and for the next decade at least. 1. Big Data Analytics Merges with Virtual Reality for the IOT.

San Mateo, Calif., Feb 11, 2015 – Space‐Time Insight, the leading provider of situational intelligence solutions, gave utility professionals attending DistribuTECH 2015 in San Diego a peek into the future of big data and real-time analytics. Hundreds of utility executives donned an Oculus Rift VR headset to walk through a virtual substation, many experiencing for the first time what it is like to be inside a substation. The attendees were able to view real-time data analysis associated with malfunctioning assets and dispatch crews to respond to the asset failures. Executives discussed the benefits of this innovative technology after their experience. The most obvious gain noted was the speed at which issues may be identified and addressed. As one executive noted, “It is much easier to see gas leaking from an asset than to click through traditional tables and charts to understand the situation.”

For more information: About Space-Time Insight. Will the Internet of Things mean the death of queuing? They do it at bus stops, in airports and train stations, and in shops and banks nationwide. Queuing politely is considered a uniquely British trait, and millions instinctively observe its rituals and etiquette every day. Yet this quaint tradition could die out soon, thanks to the Internet of Things, or IoT, connecting us with what we want to buy, how we choose to pay for it, and even how it’s delivered – without the need to wait in line for any of it. Look at London’s Oyster card: it can be set to automatically top up credit, so most commuters in the capital never need to queue for Underground tickets. Bits of Cents — Reimagining Everyday Objects. This post originally appeared on Techcrunch Can we agree that the term “internet of things”should go away when we’re talking about consumer products? Like the “world wide web” before it, the internet of things phrase is a relic from the past.

I don’t need a connected washing machine or internet-enabled color changing LED light bulb and nor does anyone else. Monetizing Internet of Things. Cast your eyes over analyst forecasts for the Internet of Things (IoT) and it’s hard not to get excited over the sheer size of the apparent monetization opportunity. At first glance, telcos would appear to be in a good position to take a lead in delivering IoT solutions: They have own critical parts of the infrastructure—of course networks and connectivity, but also billing, customer relationship management (CRM), data centers, and operational and support systems (OSS/BSS)—in place to help enable innovative services. And they have strong brands. But competition will be fierce. Internet of Things: Buzzword or Business Value? An Interview With AT&T's Penrose. The Enterprise Internet of Things Market - Business Insider. BI Intelligence The enterprise Internet of Things will be the largest of the three main IoT sectors — enterprise, home, government — as defined by BI Intelligence, Business Insider's research service.

That's because businesses have the capital and reach to purchase IoT devices and services on a large scale. They will see benefits from the IoT accrue fast enough to spur further adoption and investment. IoT devices range from robot-like units to tiny chips that hook into industrial or office machines allowing the user to fully control the device, or merely collect specific data from it. The enterprise will be the largest IoT device market: There will be a total of 23.3 billion IoT devices connected by 2019 across all sectors, we estimate. Snapping Up Startups: Internet Of Things Buying Spree Has Only Just Begun. How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models. Privacy Concerns Impact Internet of Things Technology. The Internet of Things Landscape 2015: Top 100 Individuals and Brands – onalytica. Modern devices are getting smarter, there are already fridges that order milk and other products when you’re running low, soda streams that allow you to mix your drinks remotely via an app and smart scales that pair with wearable tech fitness trackers to measure your weight over time.

It seems all products now come with a computer and an internet connection making it easier to control and automate our daily tasks, as well as collect data. Amazon just announced plans for their Dash Buttons which allow you to order a specific product when you’re running low. At the push of a button the new products are ordered and an alert is sent to your phone so you can cancel if you change your mind.

How The Internet Of Things Fundamentally Transforms Marketing. Honeywell, I’m Home! The Internet of Things and the New Domestic Landscape. Justin McGuirk In 1972, as part of MoMA’s exhibition “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape,” the Radical Design group Superstudio installed a small cubic room with mirrored walls that appeared to replicate itself into infinity. The group’s proposal, submitted to the curator Emilio Ambasz, had taken the form of a one-page statement describing exactly how this “microenvironment” should be installed, followed by a further nine typed pages of theoretical exposition by Superstudio’s cofounder Adolfo Natalini.

In those nine pages—a manifesto of sorts, veering off into prose poems and short stories—Natalini outlines a new way of living. The attributes of this hypothetical existence include “permanent nomadism,” “life without objects,” and “life without work.” These conditions are made possible by a mysterious gridded structure that Natalini refers to only as “the network.” EU must look to 'internet of things, big data and the cloud' The Internet of Things. The next evolution in the relationship ... ‘Things’ in the Internet of Things: Towards a Definition. Edewede Oriwoh , Marc Conrad Computer Science and Technology Department, University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, LU1 3JU, United Kingdom Correspondence to: Edewede Oriwoh , Computer Science and Technology Department, University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, LU1 3JU, United Kingdom.

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Adding Intelligence to IIoT in Factories and Utilities. 5 Five Things From The Internet of Things. Oralegale.corriere. Xively by LogMeIn – Business Solutions for the Internet of Things. 2015 Technology Trends: Internet of Things and DevOps. Hacked dog, a car that snoops on you and a fridge full of adverts: the perils of the internet of things. GhezzoNetWorx: The Internet Of Things is going to change the way we do business – in many ways. Internet of Things: Where Does the Data Go? Cheap and ultraslim circuits could make the internet of things a reality. Why The Internet Of Things Involves More Than Just Sensors. Internet of Things Creates Loyal Customers. Internet of Things and cloud raising 'unsettling' questions over online privacy and security, warns expert - 25 Feb 2015.

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More on The Internet of Things. A Gadget for Prototyping the Internet of Things. IM&C Companies Embrace The Industrial Internet Of Things. More Than a Billion Enterprise Devices Are on the Internet of Things. The future of MEMS sensors in our connected world. Patent details Google's ideas for smart home doorknobs, doorbells, wall switches, and more.

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Here's a breakdown of challenges facing the Internet of Things (infographic) The Industrial Awakening: The Internet of Heavier Things. The Industrial Awakening: The Internet of Heavier Things.