Web-connected devices may have to comply with new EU security laws
According to a draft proposal obtained by Bloomberg, providers of internet-connected technology -- ranging from iPhones to baby monitors -- will be required to comply with new cybersecurity specifications in the European Union. Offendees risk getting fined and possibly having their products remove... Read more
Semtech acquires Sierra Wireless for $1.2 billion
Semiconductor supplier Semtech plans to purchase Sierra Wireless, a deal worth $1.2 billion in all-cash.
Semiconductor and analog manufacturing company Semtech Corporation plans to purchase all the shares of Sierra Wireless. Sierra Wireless is an Internet service provider based in Canada.
The... Read more
EchoStar launches Europe’s first LoRa IoT network
EchoStar Mobile, a mobile satellite provider, recently launched a 'LoRa-enabled IoT' network – an industry-first.
Short for Long-Range, LoRa is a low-power network protocol best suited for connecting battery-backed devices. Sometimes, terrestrial infrastructure limitations constrain tech usage... Read more
Major vulnerability in IoT devices from Linksys, Netgear and Axis
Nozomi Networks discovered vulnerable third-party libraries in hundreds of IoT devices from well-known manufacturers. The vulnerability allows cybercriminals to assign fraudulent IP addresses.
According to the security specialists, hundreds of IoT devices suffer from a vulnerability that allows ... Read more
Check Point Software discovers four vulnerabilities in MediaTek chips
Check Point Software Technologies has found four vulnerabilities in smartphone chips from MediaTek that could allow hackers to install malware on devices that use them.
Check Point Software’s cybersecurity team detailed the flaws earlier this week. While MediaTek released patches in October. T... Read more
European Commission opens up IoT draft regulations for public input until August 27
The general public has less than a week left to comment on the European Union's plans to introduce new regulation obligating consumer IoT device makers to take responsibility for online security issues, data protection, fraud prevention, and privacy.
The draft regulations for internet-connected ... Read more
New vulnerabilities potentially expose millions of IoT devices
Millions of IoT (Internet of Things) devices have security vulnerabilities that could allow cybercriminals to knock devices offline or control them remotely. The problem with this is that it opens the door to gain wider access to bigger networks.
Nine major vulnerabilities are affecting four TCP... Read more
Akamai is acquiring Inverse to boost its IoT security services
Yesterday, Akamai announced that it had acquired Inverse, a company based in Montreal, dealing in open-source consulting and integration. Akamai has an interest in Inverse’s technology which provides context and visibility in the IoT landscape.
To be specific, Akamai said that Inverse would br... Read more
Intel introduces face-recognition tech into RealSense
Intel announced on Wednesday that it is adding face-recognition hardware and software that retail stores can use to enable payments and dictate access to restricted areas. The tech was introduced in 2014, in Intel’s RealSense 3D cameras.
Combining depth and tracking technology, drones, robots,... Read more
DDoS attacks are increasingly becoming cheaper and easier to execute
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) is getting more sophisticated and intricate while becoming cheaper and easier to carry out. This trend is fuelled by the sheer amount of insecure internet-connected devices (specifically IoT products) that cybercriminals take advantage of.
DDoS attacks aren't... Read more