Consumer Threat Notices

The Internet of Things Needs a Standard. There’s a Consortium for That

Let’s talk about networks. A network can imply a number of things: it can imply a group of friends, coworkers and teams. It can be used to reference a grouping of schools, businesses and universities. And it can also imply a connection uniting each of these elements with one another. ...

Enterprise

Securing the Internet of Things with McAfee

With Google Glass, FitBit, smart cars, smart televisions, and more, it seems like the world is getting closer to the reality of the Internet of Things. In fact, according to IDC, the installed base of the Internet of Things will be approximately 212 billion “things” worldwide by 2020. Whether it’s ...

Executive Perspectives

International Security Standards and the Internet of Things

The third meeting of the International Standards Organization’s (ISO) Special Working Group (SWG) on (Internet of Things) recently took place in Chongqing, China.  The purpose of the SWG is essentially to assess what has been done to date related to IoT standards and provide guidance to ISO about the ISO ...

Mobile and IoT Security

Hacking Your Phone and the Internet of Things

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if your refrigerator could inform you when it was out of milk, or vegetables? And wouldn’t it be even more convenient if your fridge could communicate these things to you across town—through a text message? It may seem like some kind of science fiction, but with ...

Consumer Threat Notices

Lost Your Luggage? There’s an App for That

Did you know that worldwide, 1% of all luggage was mishandled last year—a percentage that may seem small, but actually amounts to an astounding 25.8 million bags (costing airlines $2.6 billion dollars, and passengers some serious grievance)? Thankfully, the days of paper baggage claim checks and missing bags may be ...

Consumer Threat Notices

LG Smart TVs Leak Data Without Permission

Deals abound on gadgets and gizmos in the wintry weeks before Christmas, but could that shiny new toy on your loved one’s wish list put the whole family’s security at risk? Smart TVs will undoubtedly be one of the more hot ticket items this season, but a recently discovered security ...

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