Tag Archives: Internet of Things

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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Are smartphones threatening the security of our IoT devices?

The number of IoT devices is set to surpass 20 billion by 2020. We take a look at how connected things threaten our security as cybercriminals exploit weaknesses in the smartphones that control them.

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Career spotting: Summer internships at Avira

Career spotting: Summer internships at Avira

This summer you can choose wisely and live the dream by joining the Avira family. Choose passion, choose to gain knowledge, choose to acquire experience, choose tasty ice cream, choose barbecues, choose to make new friends, choose to have fun, choose digital, choose to be part of the change, choose a career. We have six […]

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Today’s IoT purchase – tomorrow’s addition to the sock drawer?

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IoT (Internet of Things) is a big word – it’s everywhere but not everyone knows what to do with it or where to place it: Isn’t it mostly SciFi technology? Doesn’t it have something to do with cars? Isn’t it just a fad that will soon go away? Isn’t that how the FBI and CIA […]

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Over 85% Of Smart TVs Can Be Hacked Remotely Using Broadcasting Signals

The Internet-connected devices are growing at an exponential rate, and so are threats to them.

Due to the insecure implementation, a majority of Internet-connected embedded devices, including Smart TVs, Refrigerators, Microwaves, Security Cameras, and printers, are routinely being hacked and used as weapons in cyber attacks.

We have seen IoT botnets like Mirai – possibly the biggest

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Internet-Connected Medical Washer-Disinfector Found Vulnerable to Hacking

Internet-of-Things devices are turning every industry into the computer industry, making customers think that their lives would be much easier with smart devices.

There are, of course, some really good reasons to connect certain devices to the Internet. For example, remotely switching on your A/C a few minutes before you enter your home, instead of leaving it blasting all day.

But does

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A cat and mouse game: catch the bad guy if you can

A cat and mouse game with the government: catch the bad guy if you can, Regierung

In today’s connected world, governmental agencies spend tax money investigating new ways to breach software created to protect people, cyber-threats are getting more and more complex due to the diversity of devices, and users are less and less interested in protecting their privacy. Who’s the bad guy in this story and how can security vendors […]

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