Tag Archives: Internet of Things

Somebody hacked my smart sweater – and they know who stole my heart

It was the best of sweaters, it was the worst of sweaters. This garment had a cutting-edge design, was wind resistant, organically grown and ethically produced. Most importantly, this was a smart sweater that incorporated a full assortment of sensors that measured heart rates, blood pressure, perspiration, and more. Not only that, but this sweater […]

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2017: Threats got more precise – and pervasive

2017 was a transitional year as the online threats grew more precisely focused on individual population segments and government-funded software exploits escaped their secure confines and wreaked havoc around the globe. During the year, Avira detected over 4.5 billion instances of malware attempting to infect operating devices protected by our AV software. There was substantial […]

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No security standards for your smart devices (yet)

Many smart devices for the home – and the office – are just not secure. There has been a flood of news stories about Internet of Things – and especially smart home – device vulnerabilities. While some may seem like far-out tabloid stories – for example, a hijacked smart baby cam talking to the mother – […]

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What’s the game plan with AI? Limits and opportunities in AI

What’s the game plan with AI? Limits and opportunities in AI - KI, IA

Artificial intelligence-powered computers can already beat the best mankind has to offer when it comes to chess and Go. But how did it get that way? And what can’t the best of AI do? Taking a look at how AI has developed its game-playing prowess can give us a few clues as to the next […]

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Fast developing uses for Artificial Intelligence you might not have thought of

Fast developing uses for Artificial Intelligence you might not have thought of - Künstliche Intelligenz, Intelligence artificielle, Intelligenza artificiale

Artificial Intelligence (better known now as AI) and machine learning are trendy terms these days – but few people agree on what the terms really mean. AI is tossed about by Elon Musk, mentioned in the movies, and is attached to a growing number of personal, business, and government products. What is Artificial Intelligence Artificial […]

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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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