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Security Is Fast Becoming The Achilles Heel of Consumer Internet of Things

Despite increased consumer interest, new scenarios, and multi-million-dollar investments, Internet of Things is still struggling with one of the worst problems of the hi-tech industry – security. The recent DDoS attack on DynDNS where hackers exploited insecure cameras and DVRs is just an …

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Here's how the 'Internet of Things' is being used for major cyberattacks on corporations

Cybersecurity experts warn that IoT is one of the most vulnerable areas in corporations, and massive IoT device armies are one of the most effective ways to launch cyberattacks.<p>On Friday, a major attack took down a number of big websites such as Amazon, Twitter, and Spotify. Though it's not yet …

Internet of Things gets its zombie apocalypse, and this is just the beginning

Winter is here. The Internet of Things (IoT) winter, that is.<p>All those digital routers, DVRs, "smart" kitchen appliances and IP-enabled cameras you …

Why smart devices are so vulnerable to cyber attacks

Richard Sims, a product development consultant at the Technology Partnership, said such devices - commonly referred to as the "internet of things" - often connect to the internet by default and use stock code from open-source software, which makes them easier to hack.<p>Mercedes Bunz, a lecturer at …

The first Google Tango phone delivers true augmented reality gaming

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is shipping now<p>If it weren’t for <i>Pokémon Go</i>, augmented reality might have stayed another forlorn futurist technology the public paid little attention to. Instead, the AR mobile game from developer Niantic Labs, a former Google subsidiary, catapulted the technology to hundreds …