Linked – Boy and His Teddy Bear Wow Cybersecurity Experts

Linked – Boy and His Teddy Bear Wow Cybersecurity Experts

“(NEWSER) – It’s possible the experts in attendance Tuesday at a cybersecurity conference in the Netherlands didn’t know what to make of 11-year-old Reuben Paul when the sixth-grader from Texas took the stage. But by the end of his presentation, they were tweeting compliments like “respect” and “the future of cybersecurity,” Mashable reports. According to…

Linked – Connected Homes and Cars Can be Difficult for New Buyers to Un-Plug
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Linked – Connected Homes and Cars Can be Difficult for New Buyers to Un-Plug

I guess this is a really good reason to never buy a used smart device, right? In a recent blog post, An IoT Love Story: Always Apart, Never Disconnected, Henderson shared the personal story of what happened when he sold his convertible a few years ago. Henderson was connected to that car via a mobile…

Linked – Litigation fears may make the Internet of Things more secure
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Linked – Litigation fears may make the Internet of Things more secure

If device makers think IoT security is expensive, they should consider what legal exposure might cost. Experts contemplate who might be found at fault when an IoT device causes harm. I cannot imagine that there won’t be lawsuits coming over insecure devices. It will be an adventure, but the one thing I keep coming back…

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Linked – FTC sues IoT manufacturer for failure to secure devices from cyberattacks!

“This lawsuit was the FTC’s stern message to other IoT manufacturers, and surely we will see more such lawsuits!” There’s no question the FTC is paying attention to Internet of Things devices that claim to keep customer data secure, but actually don’t. The costs of being targeted by the FTC may put some of these…

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Linked – Cartapping: How Feds Have Spied On Connected Cars For 15 Years

So, if you have a car with satellite radio, or OnStar, law enforcement has been able to get a warrant to have those companies turn over pretty much real-time access to that information. With internet connected cars, that should become even easier, let alone all of the things that are connected in your house. That’s…