Last Week In IoT… a short review of some IoT news from the past week.
A new IoT system often creates a new potential gateway to the network for companies to access important systems and information. If an emergency occurs, the success of a company can be severely impaired by financial damage or loss of reputation. Should companies and users now do without IoT devices? The fact is that despite the potential danger, the number of IoT devices used continues to grow every year. […]
Global survey of Avast IoT device proliferation by Avast in collaboration with Stanford University: For data collection, antivirus specialist Avast scanned 83 million IoT devices in 16 million homes worldwide using the “WLAN Inspector” (component of Avast Free Antivirus). The aim of the study was to examine the distribution and security of IoT devices by type and manufacturer. […]
For many people, a smart home is only a smart home if there is online access to everything at home: When light scenes light up at the touch of a finger and a simple command to Alexa lets the shutters shut down. But what if an excavator in front of the house tears up the road and cuts the fiber optic cable? Then the Internet is gone and nothing works anymore. The lights are out, the blinds stay down, Alexa silences. How nice it would be to have a Smart Home with emergency running characteristics or perhaps even complete self-sufficiency! But would that still be smart at all? […]
In recent weeks there have again been numerous warnings about security risks in the IoT. The recently discovered Orvibo data leak puts most of them in the shade. … vpn Mentor’s team of cyber security experts – led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar – discovered an open database linked to Orvibo Smart Home products. The database contains over 2 billion logs, covering everything from usernames, email addresses and passwords to exact locations. […]
The number of companies that will invest in IoT technologies in the future will continue to grow rapidly due to technological progress. The challenge today is no longer the implementation of the technology, but the added value that companies can create from the data they collect. Juniper Research analysts expect the total number of sensors and devices connected to the IoT to exceed 50 billion by 2022. According to Juniper, this figure is currently estimated at 21 billion. The number of companies looking to invest in IoT technologies in the future will continue to grow rapidly as technology advances continue to produce smaller, more cost-effective, and more effective sensors. […]