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Could Moore’s Law Solve The IoT Security Problem?

March 20, 2015 15:140 comments
Will hardware and software advancements solve the IoT security problem for us?

There’s an interesting roundup piece on Internet of Things security by Nermin Hajdarbegovic over at the technical jobs site Toptal. Hajdarbegovic provides a summary of some of the recent IoT reports – by Kaspersky Lab (the “Internet of Crappy Things” report, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Wind River. (We covered the FTC and Wind River reports here and here.) It’s worth a read. Hajdarbegovic is mostly optimistic about the future of the Internet of Things and the ability of the “market” to address the security and privacy issues that currently exists. From his blog post: “As the IoT market grows, we will see more investment, and as hardware matures, we will get improved security. Chipmakers like Intel and ARM will be keen to offer better security with each new generation, since security could be a market differentiator, allowing them to grab more design wins and gain a bigger share. “Technology […]

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Opinion: Fortifying the Internet of Things | CSM Passcode

March 6, 2015 12:010 comments
Opinion: Fortifying the Internet of Things | CSM Passcode

In-brief: Three noted academics and experts on homeland security argue for changes in the way that Internet of Things devices are deployed, and more research on the risks such devices pose to companies and individuals.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Gemalto Will Investigate Alleged SIM Card Hack

February 20, 2015 15:530 comments
Spies from the NSA and British GCHQ are alleged to have infiltrated the firm Gemalto to steal technology needed to decrypt mobile phone communications.

In-brief: Gemalto said in a statement Friday that it will investigate reports that the company was the victim of a sophisticated campaign of espionage by the U.S. National Security Agency and Britain’s GCHQ.  Like this:Like Loading…

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In Smart TV Land, Eavesdropping is Nothing New

February 9, 2015 11:450 comments
Terms of service for many smart TVs require omnibus data harvesting, including of voice data.

In-brief: Samsung isn’t alone in asking customers to consent to the collection and transmission of “voice data.” But questions about the ethics and legality of the practice remain.  Like this:Like Loading…

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BMW Fixes ConnectedDrive Flaw with Over the Air Patch

February 2, 2015 10:143 comments
BMW's ConnectedDrive technology is vulnerable to remote attack. The company said it has already issued a patch to some 2 million affected vehicles.

In-brief: German carmaker BMW used a ‘over the air’ wireless patch to close a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to unlock the doors of Rolls-Royce, Mini and BMW vehicles. Like this:Like Loading…

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