IoT Magazine

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

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 go 60 participants, takes a look at how accurate fitness trackers are at measuring heart and calories burned…<p>In addition to the Apple Watch, …

Wearable Tech

Smart TVs, Smart Speakers, Other IoT Devices Remain Vulnerable Post Mirai Botnet

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 …

Economics

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>, …

Kaspersky Lab

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 …

Ransomware

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> …

Digital Health

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 …

Medicine

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 …

Information Security

Group 3

Bitcoin

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 …

Apple

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 …

Energy

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 …

Smart Cities

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 …

Transparency

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 …

Africa

Brickerbot Developer Claims he Bricked Over 2 Million IoT Devices so far

<b>Not too long ago, we talked on this site about Brickerbot, a new type of malware targeting Internet of Things devices. Although it was a bit unclear</b> …

Internet of Things

How P&G and American Express Are Approaching AI

There is a tendency with any new technology to believe that it requires new management approaches, new organizational structures, and entirely new personnel. That impression is widespread with cognitive technologies — which comprises a range of approaches in artificial intelligence (AI), machine …

Intelligence

Stealing sensitive browser data with the W3C Ambient Light Sensor API

19 Apr 2017 on w3c | privacy | web browser | firefox | privacy engineering | chrome | sensors | light sensor<p>In this post we describe and demonstrate …

Mercedes-Benz is connecting the Amazon Echo and Google Home to all its new cars

‘Ok Google, stop my house from burning down’<p>Mercedes-Benz announced today that all of its 2016 and 2017 vehicles in the US can now connect with both Amazon and Google’s digital voice assistants.<p>Starting today, Mercedes owners can instruct their Google Home or Amazon Echo to remotely start or lock …

Trucks

Machine learning algorithms surpass doctors at predicting heart attacks

Why it matters to you<p>Between 15 and 20 million people die every year from heart attacks and related illnesses worldwide, but now, artificial …

Stories From Two Years in an IoT Honeypot

SINT MAARTEN—Curious just how susceptible some of the more vulnerable IoT devices are, a researcher set up a series of honeypots at his friends’ …

Information Security

Counsel of protection: The coming revolution in insurance

Counsel of protectionThe coming revolution in insurance<p>Technological change and competition disrupt a complacent industry<p>print-edition iconPrint …

Apple Will Dominate Mobile Contactless Payments, Analysts Claim

That’s the news, and while it confirms what I have been saying for some time it’s still good to see analysts at Juniper Research reach the same …

FDA clears Bluetooth BP monitor, 7-day wearable ECG, and two other digital health products

Chinese medical supply company <b>Shenzen-Kingyield</b> has received FDA 510(k) clearance for a Bluetooth-connected blood pressure monitor. The device is …

Digital Health

Microsoft Buys Deis to Add Container Muscle to Azure

Microsoft made another play yesterday to improve what Scott Guthrie, EVP for Microsoft's cloud and enterprise group, describes as its “new cloud …

Microsoft

Millions Of Smartphones Using Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip Can Be Hacked Over-the-Air

Millions of smartphones and smart gadgets, including Apple iOS and many Android handsets from various manufacturers, equipped with Broadcom Wifi …