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IBM Research Calls Out Smart Building Risks

February 5, 2016 17:330 comments
A test of building management software found that it was often weakly protected and Internet connected.

In-brief: IBM researchers are warning that building automation systems pose a security risk to companies – and one that few companies take seriously. 

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

February 1, 2016 12:350 comments
A report from Harvard's Berkman Center makes the case that encryption backdoors aren't needed for law enforcement or intelligence agencies to do their jobs.

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.

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Nine of Ten Breaches Easily Avoidable, Study Finds

January 26, 2016 11:280 comments
A thief tries to open a safe in a bank

In-brief: Nine of every ten data breaches that occurred in the first eight months of 2015 were “easily avoidable,” according to a study released by the Online Trust Association (OTA) on Tuesday. 

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Consumer Group Sues Samsung Over Lack of Updates for Smart Phones

January 25, 2016 18:141 comment
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. 

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