In February 2019, positive advancements were made regarding security standards in consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices: The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) published a standard numbered TS 103 645, more appealingly named “Cyber Security for Consumer Internet of Things”. Under this new standard, compliant products will be expected to have unique passwords, a vulnerability …
Consumer Reports is the first to integrate privacy and security in reviews in a bid to fix the internet of broken things.
As I seem to have acquired, in some quarters anyway, a reputation as an uncompromising and intractable Luddite where matters of networked technology in everyday domestic life are concerned, I thoug…
We need to secure our emerging network of cars, light bulbs and coffee makers.
Some network communication protocol vulnerabilities have been known for more than a decade and still aren't fixed. Now they're being exploited.
What with the $400 juicers and the NSFW smart fridges, the Internet of Things has arrived at that point in the hype cycle midway between "bottom line" and "punchline." Hype and jokes aside, the reality is that fully featured computers capable of running any program are getting cheaper and more...
The Internet of Connected Sex Toys is every bit as horrifyingly insecure and poorly thought out as you imagine
The FBI and the New York Times warn that smart toys are emissaries from the Internet of Shit
With Project Sopris, Microsoft has a new hardware solution for the next wave of IoT security problems.
The companies that make our digital devices think – and act – like they still own them, even after we've bought them. Are we becoming digital serfs?
Futurists predict a rapture of machines, but reality beat them to it by turning computing into a way of life.
An Echo in every hotel room? Maybe think twice about that plan.
The Internet of Shit is a column about all the shitty things we try to connect to the internet, and what can be done about it. It’s from the anonymous creator of the Internet of Shit Twitter...
Lawsuit alleges Bose's headphone app exfiltrates your listening habits to creepy data-miners
IoT vendor objects to "rude" review, renders complainer's device inoperable
An outage at cloud provider Amazon Web Services resulted in websites and smart homes failing. Is this the future of our internet-connected lives?
It's going to take years to move past Mirai, the botnet that's causing havoc online.
Op 31 mei crashte vlucht 447 van Rio Janeiro naar Parijs ergens boven de Atlantische Oceaan. Het vliegtuig was een Airbus 330 met automatische piloot. Dit is een boordcomputer die als het ware tuss…
When the internet of things begins to track electrical usage, houses could become more measured—and scrutinized—than ever.
A couple years back, in 2014, Ward Cunningham wrote a piece on wiki called “Internet of Broken Things”. After dealing with the failure of a home sensor network he wrote: This is how the…
The rise of the Internet of Things threatens to make it much easier to cause real-life damage through cyberattacks.
The NSA is researching opportunities to collect foreign intelligence — including from internet-connected biomedical devices like pacemakers.