Tag Archives: Internet of Things

Smart watch or illegal surveillance device?

Smart watch or illegal surveillance device?

German regulator rules against smart watches for children – and parents should have evidence that the devices have been destroyed.

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Your smart TV is spying on you

Your smart TV is spying on you, Smart-TV

There is more than one-in-four chance that your smart TV is spying on you – and it is spreading lots of information about you around on the internet. Even worse, you have no idea what information is being collected, who is receiving this data, and what they will do with it. What does a smart […]

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Putting security into the smart home

Putting security into the smart home, Domotique, casa intelligente

Smart homes have a problem – they just aren’t very secure – yet. This insecurity still hasn’t stopped people from adding more connected devices to their homes. By the end of 2017, IHS Markit estimates there will be 20.35 billion devices online. By 2025 this number is expected to nearly quadruple to 75.44 billion. Given […]

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With Avira SafeThings™, don’t fear the Reaper

With Avira SafeThings™, don’t fear the Reaper

Reaper, a potential successor to the Mirai botnet, is gathering strength with estimates of its size ranging into the millions of Internet of Things devices. It targets an array of new vulnerabilities in smart devices as it conscripts new members into its botnet army. Smart reasons to be nervous Security researchers fear Reaper could launch […]

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Avira SafeThings™ reimagines home security in the IoT world, without adding another device in the house

Avira SafeThings™ reimagines home security in the IoT world: a house without extra boxes

With SafeThings™ we’re introducing a totally new approach to safeguard smart homes and the growing number of IoT devices. With nearly a decade of experience in artificial intelligence and machine learning, we have developed a gateway software solution for IoT devices that provides security and privacy without additional infrastructure, nor added complexity for the users. […]

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Turning up the heat on smart thermostats

Smart thermostats are near the top of many shopping lists of ‘must have’ devices for the connected homes. After all, who wouldn’t want the financial and energy efficiency advantages of a programmable device without all the installation headaches? But have you considered the security and privacy issues that they might involve? Smart goes mainstream Smart […]

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With my internet of things camera, I always feel like somebody’s watching me

Security cameras have been an early – and continuing hit – in the internet of things revolution of always-connected homes and businesses. After all, the ability to remotely and affordably watch what is going on at your place is a very attractive proposition. But who is watching? Researchers have shown that you are not the […]

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