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The Internet of Things (IoT) is, potentially, the biggest emerging technologies to hit 2015. Consumers want ease-of-use and they want it now. Since the demand is high, every company, from Microsoft to ADT, is rising to the occasion, producing IoT-connected devices for every imaginable need. If you want to know what’s on the horizon for IoT solutions, read on.   ADT joins DIY home security community Product Concept (via ADT)   ADT doesn’t want to lose out on the I ...
We live in a digital world, where we don’t think twice about making payments online or uploading personal information to social media pages. We place a lot of trust in the safety of uploading our information online, but what happens when that trust is breached? Whether the target was individual consumers or a multinational corporation, hackers can compromise the web, for evil or good. The countdown to follow highlights some of the best hacks in the modern age.   10. Operation Shady R ...
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Tiversa Headquarters. Cybersecurity company Tiversa is currently battling in court against allegations of extortion fraud. The business allegedly pays cyberbullies to hack information of potential clients to attempt to entice them with the safety of their security programs. Tiversa isn’t alone. Cyberthreats are on the rise, so be aware and be smart about your security. (via Tiversa) If it isn’t intimidating enough that new business owners face a 95% failure rate over their first ...
Def Con is the United States largest hacking convention. Def Con 2015 will hold a hacking contest based around IoT. "Things" will be obliterated. (via DefCon) Though malware and computer breaking viruses are still concerns for tech users, cyber attacks are becoming a large threat. With so much technology relying on the internet, hackers are finding new ways to access them. Internet connected  devices, such as phones and tablets, will be put to the test at this year's Def Con, the large ...
Are plane systems not even safe from hackers? Did security researcher Chris Roberts hack a plane? FBI reports suggest so. (via FBI & Wired) There was a time back in the early days of the internet when hackers could only attack computers systems. Now, these cyber criminals are finding more platforms for their targets – everything is a system: cars, pacemakers, baby monitors, cameras, and now planes. Chris Roberts, a security researcher for One World Labs, put airlines on alert when ...
Seven years ago, a Metrolink passenger train in Los Angeles crashed because the driver was texting on his cellphone instead of paying attention. 25 people died, and the US Congress passed the Railway Safety Improvement Act, which ordered implementation of a new system to prevent future crashes resulting from human error: connect trains to the global positioning system. By connecting trains to GPS, onboard sensors, and a sophisticated network of local computers, trains could be designed to know w ...
Windows 10 Interface. Microsoft is remaining relevant by trying to meet the needs of both developers and end-users. (via Microsoft) Microsoft is on a mission for world domination, and it might just claim the throne. The technology giant has been on a mission this year to woo both end-product users and developers. With an impressive, inclusive software platform and cool, off-the-shelf consumer goods, Microsoft will keep its place as one of the largest tech companies on the globe.   Ki ...
Its already some time ago that I wrote my previous post in this series (Old meets new, the 1-Wire Weather Station on the SPARK Core. (part 6)). In the meantime I did a lot of tests using the solar pannel and different types of batteries and discharge schedules monitored by a bitscope/Raspberry Pi combination ( http://www.element14.com/community/roadTestReviews/1986 ).   Now its time to wrap up and mount everything together in a neat package which can be placed in the backyard. In order to ...
The White House isn't as impenetrable as you think. Things haven't been so great at the White House in terms of security. As if someone jumping over the fence wasn't bad enough, US officials recently admitted that Russian hackers have attacked a vulnerable network in the White House. Luckily, the affected computers were part of the non-classified network, but the attackers were still able to access information, such as the president's daily schedule and travel plans. Even worse, it's been r ...
After 20 years, Blackberry still lives and introduces its IoT Security Platform (via Blackberry) Remember Blackberry? The phone that rocked company executives minds as they raced to sign up for company mobile phones that allowed them to access their blessed Windows operating systems from anywhere.   Well, I’m so glad that those days have come and gone with the rise of iPhone and Android smartphones that blew Blackberry out of the water a long time ago – and good riddance. ...
Certain baby monitors provide easy access for hackers (via ThinkStock photo) The home is supposed to be a safe haven for you and your family, the one place you can go to to feel protected. Homeowners, especially ones with kids, sometimes go the extra mile and equip cameras and monitors for an extra layer of safety. While these items may help parents make sure their child is safe, it doesn't prevent attacks from hackers. There have been several cases of baby monitors and cameras being hacked ...
The August Smart Lock and LOCK8 are stylish and ahead of the game (via August & LOCK8) IoT - Smart technology - has taken over just about everything from mobile phones to cars. Now, different tech companies are shifting their focus to household and bike locks. There are a variety of locks from deadbolt to combination to give you a sense of security, but as one hacker showed, they aren't exempt from being cracked. Hacker Samy Kamkar recently posted a video on Ars Technica to show how to ...
Microsoft's block diagram (via Microsoft) Apple may have a watch, but Microsoft is wasting no time in trying to dominate the world of computer innovation. The technology powerhouse announced that it’s joining the movement for the Internet of Things, resulting in both the increase in IoT investments and the soft launch of its Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview and new partnerships with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Intel’s Minnowboard Max and Hackster.IO.   Many companies have b ...

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