Report reveals significant rise in exploits targeting three major IoT vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity solutions provider Check Point Software Technologies’ latest Global Threat Index for July 2018 reveals a significant rise in exploits targeting three major IoT vulnerabilities. According to the company, these attacks, which are linked to the propagation of IoT malware like Mirai, IoTroop/Reaper and VPNFilter, have more than doubled since May.

The top 10 ‘most exploited’ list includes MVPower DVR router Remote Code Execution at fifth position; D Link DSL-2750B router Remote...

By IoT News, 16 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Security.

Ford subsidiary Autonomic secures Alibaba mobility partnership

Automotive giant Ford acquired Autonomic back in February and will now partner with Alibaba to launch its cloud mobility solution in China.

The company will be looking to launch the automaker’s Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) in the Chinese market, enabling a range of services to be deployed for all participants in the transport ecosystem.

Gavin Sherry, Co-Founder and CEO of Autonomic, says:

“The TMC is positioned to help automakers succeed and meet growing...

By Ryan Daws, 15 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT.

The importance of collaboration in making ‘things’ even more intelligent

Though the strength of the Internet of Things (IoT) stems from its ability to be more than the sum of its parts, its devices have long been lone rangers.

Hardware, software, middleware, cloud, storage, security, integration platforms and connectivity all need to combine to produce an effective end to end solution. This, of course, demands collaboration and partnerships rather than isolation. Yet when it comes to the nuts and bolts of how devices do their magic, little comment has passed on the merits of a...

By Maurizio Canton, 15 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT.

Single point of control: Pervasive entertainment through smart displays

The era of truly pervasive media, where consumption – and control – flow around the home with its inhabitants, thanks to smart home technologies and AI is just around the corner, and the opportunity to create and deliver new services to support this is considerable.

Pervasive entertainment, or entertainment untethered and unencumbered by time, location and reality, has been gestating for some time. But new technology and innovation is on the cusp of delivering on not only the...

By Thomas Rockmann, 14 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, IoT, Smart Homes.

Opportunity knocks for chipset providers as China rethinks its cellular IoT strategy

When the new generation of Cat-M1 (LTE-M) and NB-IoT networks began rolling out, there was considerable speculation as to which markets would push forward each technology. The two largest U.S. carriers decided to prioritize Cat-M1 networks, while Chinese operators prioritized NB-IoT with its simpler and less costly technology.

At the time, Cat-M1 and NB-IoT were considered to be competing technologies. However, most mobile network operators have...

By Ilan Reingold, 14 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, IoT, Standards.

IIHS tests find ‘irksome’ and ‘dangerous’ flaws with automated driving systems

If you’re hoping that the development of fully autonomous cars are just around the corner, then you may be in for a long wait.

That’s the verdict of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which has put together a series of tests and found many of the leading automated driving systems weren’t up to the task.

Five models were evaluated by the road safety body; the BMW 5 Series, with ‘Driving Assistant Plus’, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class with ‘Drive Pilot’, the...

By James Bourne, 13 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT.

Alibaba Cloud and Infineon team up for IoT partnership to digitally upgrade Chinese enterprises and cities

The areas of ‘smart life’ and ‘smart industry’ are set to get a boost, as German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies and China’s Alibaba Cloud have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support both the fields by helping Chinese enterprises and cities to go through a seamless digital transition.

Infineon, which is an active promoter and practitioner of Industry 4.0, will leverage its own core technology and service advantages in the field of IoT to work...

By IoT News, 13 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IoT, Smart Cities.

T-Mobile is on a trucking road trip with IoT and 5G technologies

T-Mobile is embarking on a road trip in a ‘Tech Truck’ packed with IoT and 5G technologies in order to build hype about their possibilities.

The semi-truck features T-Mobile’s signature magenta and will be touring all over the country for a year to show the network is on the cutting-edge of innovations.

It was built in the company’s national technology lab based in Bellevue it calls ‘Launch Pad’ where engineers work on the next-generation of wireless technologies.

Many of...

By Ryan Daws, 07 August 2018, 1 comment. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Arm acquires Treasure Data to enable device-to-data IoT platform capability

Arm has announced the acquisition of enterprise data management provider Treasure Data in order to become the ‘final piece of the company’s IoT enablement puzzle.’

The move will see technology from Treasure Data, alongside another recent acquisition in connectivity management provider Stream, combine to form what Arm is calling the Pelion IoT Platform, which will ‘enable companies to seamlessly and securely connect and manage IoT devices and data at any scale’, in the words of...

By IoT News, 03 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise, IoT.

Sierra Wireless launches AirLink LX40 router for IoT and enterprise use cases

Sierra Wireless has introduced what it claims to be the industry’s most compact cellular router, called AirLink LX40, for the IoT.

The router comes in two variants: LTE-M/NB-IoT (up to 300 Kbps downlink) for enhanced coverage and LTE Cat-4 (up to 150Mbps downlink) for higher throughput. The LX40 supports data processing at the edge and is suitable for connecting cameras, smart lockers and point-of-sale terminals, as well as industrial remote data logging and sensing equipment in indoor or...

By IoT News, 02 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Standards.

Unifying IoT and multimedia to enable futuristic smart home services

Despite being in its infancy, the global smart home market is growing fast. In 2017, over 4 million smart home devices were shipped worldwide, and this number is expected to balloon to over 55 million by 2020, transforming it into a billion-pound market.

When we talk about smart home technology, we are focusing on devices and appliances that are central to the home – from CCTV cameras through to, heating control, intruder detection and washing machines. Devices are typically controlled remotely via a smartphone or...

By Robert Guest, 02 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Hackers connected an IoT parking kiosk to porn in ‘grey hat’ attack

Hackers connected an IoT parking kiosk to a porn site in what appears to have been a 'grey hat’ attack without malicious intent.

The most well-known labels for hackers are ‘black hats’ or ‘white hats’ to indicate whether hackers intend to cause damage, or whether they intend to find vulnerabilities to protect a system from being compromised.

Grey hats are somewhere in-between and often cause mischief to highlight vulnerabilities but aren’t out to cause danger or lasting...

By Ryan Daws, 01 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security, Smart Cities.

Seven ways the Internet of Things can help end world hunger

World hunger has existed for centuries. It persists despite the elimination of apparent catalysts such as food production challenges. The phrase, “trying to solve world hunger,” has become shorthand to indicate any problem that seems insurmountable.

The statistics are depressing. Every ninth person in the world is hungry, according to the World Food Programme. A staggering 800 million people in the world go to bed hungry every day, based on an estimated world population of 7.6 billion in December...

By Sukamal Banerjee, 01 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Healthcare, IoT.

UK government launches plan to lead ‘profound change’ in mobility

The UK has launched its plan to lead a ‘profound change’ in future mobility aimed towards improving transport while reducing congestion and emissions.

As part of the ‘Future of Mobility Grand Challenge’ set out today in two documents, the government highlights that UK travel will change dramatically with innovations such as flying vehicles and self-driving...

By Ryan Daws, 30 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Connected Cars, IoT, Smart Cities.

Why ambitious Industry 4.0 plans need a better open standard approach to succeed

The UK government’s Industrial Strategy, launched in 2017, sets out a long term plan to boost productivity in British industry. Further to this, the government recently announced the creation of an AI Council, led by leaders within industry, to support the rapid adoption of artificial intelligence across all UK sectors. The opportunity could inject £455 billion into the UK economy and boost growth by 3%...

By Adam Byrne, 30 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Manufacturing.

Nokia and Current by GE teaming up to bring smart city technology across Canada

Nokia is joining hands with Current, a GE-owned energy management provider, to deploy edge smart city technology across Canada.

Both companies will help cities in Canada improve operational infrastructure and expand new services to citizens. Under the commercial partnership agreement, Nokia will be able to gain access to Current by GE’s CityIQ platform technology.

CityIQ will repurpose outdoor street lighting into digital infrastructure that collects data and distributes valuable insights to cities via...

By IoT News, 25 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities.

Perch secures $1.7 million in funding to help enhance retail through IoT technologies

Perch, a provider of interactive retail marketing through the Internet of Things, has raised more than $1.7 million in a recently held seed funding round that was led by The Visuality Corporation, Corigin Ventures and leading angel investors.

The company announced a new augmented reality campaign management system, enhanced computer vision and sensing capabilities within its platform. It has also expanded the list of its retail clients, which include Johnson & Johnson, Estee Lauder, Coty, Kate Spade...

By IoT News, 25 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT.

How Industrial IoT sensors are used to monitor water levels and flood warning systems: A guide

You may already realise that water is an everyday critical resource for you and your family. Plenty of headlines about on how we get too much water or too little – flooding and drought. But how do water monitoring systems help you, your teams, and your organisation to save water, your time, your money, and potentially lives?

Here, we will give you inside details about case studies where smart cities in coastal areas have deployed flood warning systems with Industrial IoT sensors, how the sensors...

By Edward Pultar, 25 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Enterprise, IIoT, IoT, Oil & Gas.

Three primary urban problems which can be solved by IoT and AI

Having visited more than 40 countries, 200 cities and lived in six countries in the last 10 years as well as working in the disruptive Internet of Things (IoT) space, the subject of how to make cities smarter and more citizen friendly is of particular interest to me for both professional and personal reasons.

More than half of the world’s population now live in cities - and the figure will rise to more than two thirds by 2050, according to a United Nations forecast. Growing numbers of city residents put...

By Dimitrios Spiliopoulos, 25 July 2018, 0 comments. Categories: AI, IoT, Smart Cities.