18. February 2016 · Comments Off on Samsung Fails To Secure Thousands Of SmartThings Homes From Thieves  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

When Samsung bought Internet of Things (IoT) startup SmartThings for $200 million in 2014, it wanted to incorporate the latter’s hub into its growing “smart home” business. That meant it inherited all the good and bad in the technology, including vulnerabilities that, despite being disclosed in September last year, have been left unaddressed, FORBES understands.

Source: Samsung Fails To Secure Thousands Of SmartThings Homes From Thieves – Forbes

02. November 2015 · Comments Off on Next-gen Engineering Algorithms Help Protect Evolving Smart Grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The physical infrastructure of the U.S. electric grid is aging, overburdened and vulnerable to natural hazards.That’s not the bad news.The bad news is that efforts to solve these issues have opened the door to new vulnerabilities.

Source: Next-gen Engineering Algorithms Help Protect Evolving Smart Grid

27. October 2015 · Comments Off on Internet of Things: Use it with extreme care  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Do you know the vulnerabilities of some of the technologies you use every day? Everything we buy nowadays is connected to our WiFi, Bluetooth, Near Field Communications (NFC), fingerprint, face recognition, etc, etc… and while we think it’s safe because it comes from a reputable technology company, or a common Smartphone application, we need to realize that with every new connection we make to the Internet of Things (IoT), we increase our risk.

Source: Internet of Things: Use it with extreme care | TheHill

12. August 2015 · Comments Off on #BlackHat:Critical ZigBee Flaw Compromises Smart Homes  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Critical security flaws have been uncovered in ZigBee, the popular short-range wireless communication standard used by Internet of Things (IoT) devices.Speaking at Black Hat 2015 in Las Vegas, Cognosec researchers outlined the main security risks in ZigBee implementations, the devices affected and provided practical exploitations of actual product vulnerabilities.

Source: #BlackHat:Critical ZigBee Flaw Compromises Smart Homes – Infosecurity Magazine

05. July 2015 · Comments Off on Smart homes provide more than just comfort, convenience · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Over the last decade, digitally advanced home environments have progressed into communication-rich living spaces. This progression has enabled a host of smart experiences for consumer — energy management, interactive home devices, connected appliances and real-time security solutions, among others. This step forward has also allowed unprecedented access to a variety of service providers — and opened the home to potential vulnerabilities of cyberspace and increasing skepticism surrounding the advantages of “connectedness.”

Source: Smart homes provide more than just comfort, convenience – SmartGridNews