Telecommunications

There will be a Half a Billion Dollar IoT Security Market by 2018

In-brief: technology analyst firm Gartner Inc. predcits worldwide spending on IoT security will exceed half a billion dollars in just two years.

GSMA Announces Security Guidelines to Support Growth of the Internet of Things

In-brief: New guidelines from a leading mobile industry trade group seek to set standards for securing deployments of Internet of Things device.

With Internet of Things, FBI In No Danger of Going Dark

In-brief: A report from a leading legal think tank argues that the spread of the Internet of Things will provide ample opportunities for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to spy on citizens, despite more widespread use of encryption.

Android

Consumer Group Sues Samsung Over Lack of Updates for Smart Phones

In-brief: A consumer group in The Netherlands is suing smart phone giant Samsung over its lax management of the security of its devices – part of the larger fragmentation of the Android ecosystem. 

XFinity Smart Home Flaws Could Enable Burglars

A security flaw in smart home technology sold by Comcast could allow would-be burglars to disable door and window alarms using radio-jamming attacks, according to research from the firm Rapid7.