Internet of Things

Enterprise IoT security sucks so much, it’s made Intel and Arm work together to tackle it

Intel on Monday joined hands with Arm, its occasional rival, in an attempt to make the notoriously dismal state of Internet-of-Things security less so. The two chip designers aren’t concerned with consumer IoT devices, which can be expected to remain a hot mess; rather they hope to provide corporate customers with a way to efficiently…

Hey you know what the smart-home world really needs right now? Yup, Google screaming in

Analysis Google has joined the battle to create a single-supplier smart-home with the release of a new product called the Home Hub. The Hub – launched today amid the official unveiling of Google’s Pixel 3 and 3XL smartphones – is a semi-moveable dashboard with a screen that will communicate with smart home products from its…

California cracks down on Internet of Crap passwords with new law to stop the botnets

Anyone manufacturing an internet-connected device in California will, from 2020, have to give it a unique password in an effort to increase overall online security. That’s the main impact of a new bill recently signed into law by Cali governor Jerry Brown, SB-327 called “Security of connected devices.” The law is the US state’s effort…

Open-source boffins want to do for the IoT edge what Kubernetes did for containers

Two high-profile open-source collaborations are putting their heads together to work out how to take Kubernetes, more familiar in hyperscale environments, out to Internet of Things edge computing projects. The Kubernetes IoT Edge Working Group is the brainchild of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and the Eclipse Foundation. Speaking to The Register, CNCF’s Chris…

Offline (if that’s how you like it): Microsoft Azure IoT Edge

Microsoft has released 1.0.2 of its Azure IoT Edge, which now allows Edge devices to function offline “indefinitely” while finally tipping its Azure Sphere service into public preview. IoT Edge now happy to take itself offline Since first making its pitch for the IoT market generally available, back in June, Microsoft has continued to tinker…

Buried in the hype, one little detail: Amazon’s Alexa-on-a-chip could steal smart home market

Analysis Amid the enormous bundle of digital-assistant devices and technology Amazon super-hyped this week, one particular component has the potential to change the future of the smart home market. It’s hardware that, in theory, would allow any manufacturer to make their products work with the Alexa system. The Alexa Connect Kit is effectively an Echo-on-a-chip,…

NUUO, do not want! CCTV webcams can be hacked to spy on you

Researchers have uncovered two flaws that leave more than 100,000 NUUO-branded internet-connected surveillance cameras open to remote takeover. Tenable Research on Monday laid claim to discovering two bugs in the NUUO Network Video Recorder software that can be exploited to covertly access a camera’s video feed or simply take over the device with malware. The…

Don’t put the ‘d’ and second ‘i’ in IoT: How to secure devices in your biz – belt and braces

Comment The enterprise is filling up with devices. Gone are the days when the only IT kit our staff used was phones, printers, scanners, desktop PCs, and servers that were bought, configured, installed, and maintained by our IT team. Now we have more different types of device than you can comfortably shake a stick at…