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For IoT security to be successful, humans must trust the security, safety, and privacy of this massive transformation of the world. Most importantly, “ordinary people,” whether they are consumers or workers, must be able to safely, reliably, and intuitively...
IoT hacking can be unbelievably effective. By leveraging thousands (if not millions) of insecure connected devices, hackers can produce DDoS attacks that can cripple our infrastructure, systems, and way of life. Or, attackers can directly exploit a device and use...
We’ve all seen movies and television shows where a hacker sprinkles powder on the pin pad to reveal latent fingerprints and guesses the passcode using the most pressed buttons. What if I told you that hackers can now use...
Earlier this year, DuckDuckGo, a search engine committed to protecting its users’ privacy, reported that the website received more than 14 million searches a day. That figure pales in comparison to Google’s 3.5 billion a day, but the continued...
Last October, a botnet comprised of ~100,000 Internet of Things (IoT) devices, driven by a virus called Mirai, launched a DDOS attack against Dyn DNS. This attack disrupted service to several major websites including Amazon, PayPal, Twitter, Reddit, and...
You’ve already read about the big data breaches at the DNC, retail stores, and even tech companies. Yet most people brush it off as if this is just a script for an episode of Mr. Robot or Black Mirror....
In case you haven’t heard, a murder case in Arkansas has gained recent attention for the attempted use of the suspect’s Amazon Echo in court. Data from a smart water meter is also being used as evidence, which raises...
As he monitors the city, a notification begins blinking on John’s screen. Alert: Irregular activity. Bin #117 is close to capacity. Checking the bin’s history log reveals that it was emptied just yesterday. Predictive analytics indicate that it shouldn’t need to...
With Power Comes Great Responsibility We have known for a time that the IoT world is full of vulnerabilities and security flaws. As the digital world continues to converge with the physical world, malicious hacks that can take control of...

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