Last Week In IoT… a short review of some IoT news from the past week.
The new Malware Silex specifically attacks IoT devices that are only secured with standard/default passwords. After successful access, it paralyzes the devices. Silex deletes the firmware on infiltrated IoT devices and thus reminds of the BrickerBot malware that destroyed millions of devices in 2017. When the Silex malware was first discovered by an expert at Akamai on June 25, 2019, it had only infected a few hundred devices. Just one hour later, thousands of devices were infected. […]
Bosch is looking for associates on a grand scale, especially computer scientists. Sabine Lehmann, Head of Human Resources at Corporate IT worldwide, reveals in an interview what expectations the company has of its IT specialists and their future skills. […]
The energy sector is changing. New energy policies and technical innovations determine the energy future. New challenges and prospects are opening up for energy suppliers and distribution network operators. The research and development pipelines are full of good, innovative ideas for a more intelligent, economical and resource-saving use of energy. In order to evaluate the future of the industry, international and national speakers and experts met at the 9th Energy Innovation Forum in Zurich. […]
According to Katek CEO Rainer Koppitz, Germany is excellently positioned for the Internet of Things and should be able to measure itself against the USA and China in this field. However, it is the local mobile phone service in particular that could become an obstacle in the future – because it is “highly embarrassing”. […]
First it was the Smart Home, now devices for the Smart Garden are enjoying increasing popularity. The mowing robots are right at the forefront. They are practical, consume little electricity, make no noise and keep the lawn short without much effort. But lawn robots are not without controversy. […]
Security researcher Paul Marrapese has discovered two vulnerabilities in the iLnkP2P software. According to Marrapese, the peer-to-peer component developed by the Chinese manufacturer Shenzhen Yunni Technology Company is used in over two million vulnerable Internet of Things (IoT) devices. These devices include surveillance cameras, smart doorbells and baby monitors. […]
Digital is not always smart. Even smart is not always smart: The running gag of the energy industry are digital electricity meters that have to be flashed with a flashlight to get meter readings. But in the Smart Home, too, you’re tugging your hair in the meantime. […]