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The 6 Basic Building Blocks Of The Things In The 'Internet Of Things'

This shift to connectivity in once-inert things — the logical next step in the growing ubiquity of the Internet — will force companies large and small to transform dramatically.<p>But how are the "things" in the Internet of Things actually put together? What elevates an object or device from normal …

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The Internet of Things Is Wildly Insecure — And Often Unpatchable

We're at a crisis point now with regard to the security of embedded systems, where computing is embedded into the hardware itself – as with the …

Internet of Things explained: Your complete guide to understanding IoT - Pocket-lint

If you own an Amazon Echo or a Ring video doorbell or a Nest Learning Thermostat, then you are an active IoT user.<p>IoT is short for Internet of …

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Refrigerator among devices hacked in Internet of things cyber attack

These days, even a refrigerator can fall prey to a cyber attack.<p>That's what security firm Proofpoint is reporting Thursday after uncovering one of the first Internet of things cyber attacks, meaning it involved so-called smart appliances that are capable of connecting to the Internet the same way …

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What Do You Do If Your Refrigerator Begins Sending Malicious Emails?

The thing about the Internet of Things, which describes the near future in which all our devices and appliances are connected to the Internet — and one another — is that suddenly they're vulnerable to the dark side of constant connectivity, too. Cybersecurity folks point out it "opens a Pandora's …

Could the 'Internet of Things' Really Save the U.S. Economy?

One economist says: Absolutely.<p>REUTERS<p>I know the coffee's ready because the light in the Quartz kitchen is purple, not pink. The light knows the coffee is ready is because there are sensors--heat and pressure--taped to the coffee maker. This is the internet of things. It will save us all from …

Beware The Internet of Things

Right now, hordes of fevered scientists around the globe are pulling all-nighter after desperate all-nighter. They haven't changed their clothes for weeks. The walls of their laboratories are speckled with fist-sized craters, each marking a different failure. Their marriages are in ruin, their …

Will Washington Move to Quickly to Regulate the Internet of Things?

Walk the halls of the International CES and listen to tech titans like Cisco’s John Chambers and it’s easy to believe that the Internet of things is …

The ‘Internet of Things’ Heralds the Arrival of the Jetsons Age

What smartphones and apps have done to connect people to the Internet wherever they go, emerging new technologies will soon connect seemingly every …