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They say every cloud has a silver lining and that is certainly true for broadband operators in the wake of one of the biggest DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks yet and one which significantly was launched by hijacking IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The victim was French ISP and cloud hosting provider OVH, which in late September faced a massive DDoS attack  from a botnet comprising at least 150,000 IoT devices, mostly CCTV cameras. According to OVH founder and CTO...
Data breaches that expose sensitive data of millions of customers and cost large companies millions of dollars are now pervasive in the news.  As cyber-criminals formulate new ways to attack, many companies and consumers are now more aware of the vulnerabilities involved in providing and using connected products and services. Despite the fact that cybercriminals are consistently devising new attack strategies, device manufacturers and consumers are yet to pull out all the stops...
 
Last week, half the Internet was shut down by an unprecedented hacker attack on the servers of Dyn, a major U.S. domain name server (DNS) host for media companies such as Netflix, Facebook, and Twitter.  The hackers used what is commonly referred to as a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. DDoS attacks basically bombard a server with so many requests it has to slow down or shut down because it can’t handle the traffic. Even with sophisticated DDoS protection software in...
 
by Brad Russell | Oct. 25, 2016
Tags: Internet of Things, privacy, security
Before attending CONNECTIONS™Europe  in Amsterdam, Christopher Schouten , Senior Director Product Marketing at Kudelski Security, answered several industry questions: Where do you feel the largest opportunity is for the smart home industry in Europe? The largest opportunity for the smart home industry in Europe is to continue to make itself relevant to the daily lives of consumers; to ensure the solutions they provide meet real needs in four major areas: security,...
Before attending CONNECTIONS™Europe  in Amsterdam, Cees Links , General Manager Low Power Wireless of Qorvo, answered several industry questions: Where do you feel the largest opportunity is for the smart home industry in Europe? Security, elderly care, lighting control, smart meters – but all relative small and scattered. What challenges does Europe face with rolling out new smart home products and services? Fragmentation of the market, cost...
Safety and security in the home has expanded beyond the long-term mainstays of burglar and fire alarms. There are now varied smart home devices that provide security and safety in the home  as well as convenience and peace of mind for the consumer. Key industry players are leading various sales channels for these devices, with security system providers at the forefront of that effort. Security system providers represent the sales channel for about one-third of all the safety...
This week in the Wall Street Journal , Brad Russell , Research Analyst at Parks Associates, provided some tips on what Yahoo users can do to protect themselves after yesterday’s news of a security breach in 2014. Brad’s recommended actions include: Be watchful for any communication from Yahoo that clarifies whether you are affected and to what degree. Immediately change your Yahoo password and any similar passwords you use for other online accounts....
 
Parks Associates research shows that 51% of U.S. broadband households find an IoT device that alerts them to smoke and fire to be highly appealing, and 41% find a device that alerts them to a water leak highly appealing. The international research firm will explore how insurance companies can leverage these smart home solutions to avoid costs, mitigate damage, and increase customer value and satisfaction during the complimentary webcast “ Insurance: Impact of IoT in the U.S....

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