IoT Magazine

By Michael Reuter | A curated collection of articles about the IoT, M2M, Wearables and the Quantified Self by the founders of @Datarella

A Cyberattack ‘the World Isn’t Ready For’

NEWARK — There have been times over the last two months when Golan Ben-Oni has felt like a voice in the wilderness.<p>On April 29, someone hit his employer, IDT Corporation, with two cyberweapons that had been stolen from the National Security Agency. Mr. Ben-Oni, the global chief information officer …

Cybersecurity

ABN Amro tests wearable tech for contactless payments

20 minutes ago | 234 views | 0<p>ABN Amro is undertaking tests of wearable technology to make contactless payments, with the aim of rolling out its …

Banking

Smart Homes' Basic Setup: 5 Devices You Need, Prices And Risks Involved | International Business Times

Our homes and generally our lives, are growing more and more smart every day. Whether it be smartwatches, smartphones and smart speakers, they can …

Automation

How IOTA makes bright future for Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) holds one of the biggest potential for human life change. It might become the fastest growing market in next couple years …

Internet of Things

EU Proposes Enforcing Data Encryption and Banning Backdoors

The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs has published draft proposals that would enforce end-to-end encryption on all digital communications and forbid backdoors that enable law enforcement to access private message data.<p>The proposed amendment relates to …

Privacy

The NSA has linked the WannaCry computer worm to North Korea

The National Security Agency has linked the North Korean government to the creation of the WannaCry computer worm that affected more than 300,000 people in some 150 countries last month, according to U.S. intelligence officials.<p>The assessment, which was issued internally last week and has not been …

North Korea

The Internet of Things? It's really a giant robot and we don't know how to fix it

Computer security is now everything security - but protocol isn't keeping up with the risks, warns security expert.<p>special feature<p>The technology …

Internet of Things

Why AI Would Be Nothing Without Big Data

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most transformative forces of our times. While there may be debate whether AI will transform our world in good or evil ways, something we can all agree on is that AI would be nothing without big data.<p>Even though AI technologies have existed for several …

Big Data

Got a face-recognition algorithm? Uncle Sam wants to review it

"Face recognition is hard."<p>The nation's top-level intelligence office, the Director of National Intelligence, wants to find "the most accurate …

Machine Perception

Blockchain Technology and Internet Of Things to Join Hands for the Better Future!

Blockchain Technology and Internet of Things are two words whichThe post Blockchain Technology and Internet Of Things to Join Hands for the Better …

Internet of Things

How Siemens Is Using Big Data And IoT To Build The Internet Of Trains

Trains that are never late? To someone like me living in the UK, it may sound impossibly utopian. But Siemens say that thanks to Big Data and analytics it could soon be a reality.<p>Train operators have responsibility for getting millions of people to where they want to be every day. When journeys are …

Big Data

New study finds Apple Watch to be most accurate at measuring heart rate, calorie tracking subpar

A new study out of Stanford University today dives deep into the accuracy of modern fitness trackers, including the Apple Watch. The study, which consisted of 60 participants, takes a look at how accurate fitness trackers are at measuring heart rate and calories burned…<p>In addition to the Apple …

Wearable Tech

Smart TVs, Smart Speakers, Other IoT Devices Remain Vulnerable Post Mirai Botnet | International Business Times

This has truly been a year of ransomware and General Keith Alexander, the former chief of the National Security Agency agrees. In fact, at a …

Internet of Things

The worm that turned: The WannaCry attack reveals the risks of a computerised world

The worm that turnedThe WannaCry attack reveals the risks of a computerised world<p>The good news is that there are ways to fix things<p>print-edition …

WannaCry — New Variants Detected!

WannaCry — New Variants Detected!<p>As a follow-up article on WannaCry, I will give a short brief about the new variant.<p>On <b>Friday 12 April 2017</b>, …

Renault stops production at several plants after ransomware cyber attack as Nissan also hacked

French carmaker Renault stopped production at several sites today to prevent the spread of a global cyber attack that hit its computer systems.<p>Fellow …

WannaCry Ransomware: It’s Not Over, Better Get Prepared for Next Wave of Attacks

If you are following the news, by now you might be aware that a security researcher has activated a "Kill Switch" to stop <b>WannaCry ransomware</b> from …

Study: Apple Watch paired with deep neural network detects atrial fibrillation with 97 percent accuracy

Cardiogram, a startup working on algorithms to make the Apple Watch’s heart rate data clinically actionable, announced some results today from its</b> …

AI-equipped Apple Watch can detect the signs of a stroke

The Apple Watch may become a useful tool in detecting an abnormal heartbeat, according to a study by heart rate app-maker Cardiogram and the UCSF Health lab. They determined that the wearable, when paired with neural network algorithms, is 97 percent accurate in detecting paroxysmal atrial …

120,000 IoT cameras vulnerable to new Persirai botnet say researchers

Internet connected cameras across the globe are easy to find and hijack to carry out DDoS attacks.<p>A new Internet of Things (IoT) botnet is targeted …

Group 3

Bosch to Supply Up to Half of Motion Sensors in Future iPhones

Bosch has won orders to supply Apple with some of the motion sensors in its next range of iPhones, according to a report by <i>Bloomberg</i>, potentially loosening Invensense's position as the primary supplier of the smartphone components.<p>California-based Invensense exclusively supplied the gyroscopes and …

Blockchain based electricity management pilot coming to Europe

Three major energy companies in Europe, including the leading central European electricity Transmission System Operator (TSO), TenneT, have announced …

Smart Cities Are Going to Be a Security Nightmare

In the fictional world of the video game <i>Watch Dogs</i>, you can play a hacktivist who takes over the central operating system of a futuristic, hyper-connected Chicago. With control over the city’s security system, you can spy on residents using surveillance cameras, intercept phone calls, and cripple …

How Blockchain Startups Will Solve The Identity Crisis For The Internet Of Things

The popularity of technologies like the self-driving car and Amazon Echo are rising; it’s not hard to imagine a world where your coffee maker knows when to summon your morning Uber to work, and it arrives with groceries and laundry detergent, ordered directly by your refrigerator and washing …

Internet of Things

Explanatory vs. Predictive Models in Machine Learning

My vision on Data Analysis is that there is a continuum between explanatory models on one side and predictive models on the other side. The decisions …

Machine Learning

Powerful algorithms need a new formula, not more transparency, to be kept in check

Algorithms today dictate our credit scores, our favorite music playlists, and, of course, what shows up in our social media feeds. So shouldn’t the public know what code and mathematical equations go into making them work?<p>“No,” says Microsoft. In a submission to a UK parliamentary inquiry into the …

Microsoft

Can machine learning AI protect critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks?

Moreno Carullo examines how machine learning and AI can be deployed to protect physical infrastructures from cyber-attack.<p>ICS (Industrial Control …

South African telco signs deal with a local church to sell phones to its 7 million members

Vodacom South Africa has announced a partnership with the Shembe church to distribute the telecommunications company’s products and services to the church’s members.<p>The “mutually beneficial relationship,” as Vodacom announced, was signed between Vodacom and the Shembe Family Trust which handles the …

South Africa