Security and Hacking concerns for IoT Devices

In a recent interview with CNBC, Sen. Mark Warner voiced concerns regarding the security of devices connected to the internet, know as IoT.       “The challenge has been so far is the devices makers on the higher end are happy to help, but if somebody is selling a cheap appliance or a cheap sensor and it costs $10 or $15, they don’t want to spend the extra $0.15 or $1 to put in basic security,” Warner said to CNBC.      This is a real concern as Gartner…

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New IoT White Paper explains Hacking Vulnerability and Solutions

With the unhindered growth and acceptability of internet globally, the revolution and evolution of its successor, Internet of Things has been massive, slowly erasing the distinguishing line between real and virtual.     This thrilling piece of technology is maturing at an unparalleled rate, connecting innumerable diversified smart objects in an all-encompassing network.   The technological ecosystem can be imagined as a three-node cycle comprising of “people” that run the ecosystem, “internet” on which the ecosystem runs and “intelligent device” that support the ecosystem.     Unfortunately  “most good things…

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Cybersecurity – Two-Thirds of Middle East Bank CEOs at Risk of Losing Jobs According to Metin Mitchell Research

DUBAI, UAE – Two-thirds of bank chief executives (71%) in the Middle East could be at risk of losing their jobs because they are not managing cybersecurity risks effectively.   Research shows that only 29% of Middle East banks with assets of more than $10bn have a chief information security officer (CISO) reporting directly to the chief executive – a key sign among cybersecurity professionals that an organization is taking and managing these threats seriously. More than a third (35%) of CISOs have no direct reporting line to any C-level executives.   The research was carried…

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NHS and other government websites hacked for Bitcoin mining

You can be mining Bitcoin when visiting the NHS or other government websites. It was reported the Guardian, late on Sunday that thousands of websites, including those belonging to NHS services, the Student Loans Company and several English councils, have been infected by malware that forces the computers of a visitor to the site to mine cryptocurrency while using the site.     The website of the UK’s data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office, was taken down to deal with the issue after it was reportedly infected by the…

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IoT, Cybersecurity is a Public Safety Concern

  The IoT market is growing rapidly as more devices and things are becoming connected to the internet.  This network of devices is called the “Internet of Things”, IoT.  Experts are predicting that more than 80 Billion devices or things will be connected to the internet by 2025.   When we think of connected devices, we typically think of mobile phones, printers or security cameras and generally not household appliances such as fridges, doorbells and vacuum cleaners or even motor vehicles, trucks and ships.   The “Internet of Things” is bigger than we…

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Embedded Messenger, World’s First Encrypted Blockchain Messenger to launch in April

LIMERICK, IRELAND, 3 February 2018 — Embedded Downloads announced today the launch of what they believe could be the blockchain killer application of 2018, Embedded Messenger.     According to the company, Embedded Messenger will use blockchain technology giving users the ability to send messages from public key to public key,  creating a secure and private messaging environment.     The company highlighted the following features of the new application.     User Identification via Dynamic Key Creation:     Embedded Downloads pioneered the concept of Dynamic Key Creation, a process…

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Trump administration is considering nationalizing 5G mobile network

  According to a shocking report by (CNN): The US government is considering a federal takeover of portions of the country’s mobile broadband networks. This is according to documents obtained by Axios.     A safeguard against Chinese cybersecurity is cited by a National Security Council official in a presentation to senior members of the President Donald Trump’s administration. The suggestion is that the United States needs to centralize its 5G network. Government control of 5G infrastructure would be unprecedented and highly controversial, as the industry has traditionally been privately…

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BitVault®, World’s First Blockchain phone hones in on Enterprise market – Cointelegraph

    It was reported on Cointelegraph that BitVault®, the World’s First Blockchain smartphone are making strides in the Enterprise market.   According to the article, the company said that it is currently focussing on three sectors and are in advanced discussion with prospective partners and customers.   Defence Technology Financial Technology Manufacturers of mobile communication devices   Full article – Click here to CoinTelegraph      The enterprise market is huge and potential BitVault® sales could amount to millions. The Indian defence market, in which the company has already made…

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EOT, 2018 and Beyond

We are living in a world that is becoming more and more connected and with the advent of devices that are connected to the Internet [IoT] and Artificial Intelligence [AI] – the need for Encryption methods to protect against cyber attacks is growing in importance.   As people, we are connected to the internet constantly, mostly with our phones,  and thus we have already seen development in areas of blockchain encrypted communication with new devices such as the world’s first crypto communicator and blockchain smartphone, the BitVault®.   There are…

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10 Cybersecurity Threats and Trends for 2018

  Tech Security Firm SpiderOak Warns of Nightmare Scenarios to Come.  CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/  “As organizations and individuals become increasingly reliant on IoT for critical functions, the risks that we are taking are becoming greater and greater,” says Christopher Skinner, CEO of technology security firm SpiderOak. “Attack surfaces are exploding – the nearly 4 billion people online worldwide means 4 billion different entry points for criminals. We trust our devices and systems to drive our cars, deliver vital medical treatments, and protect our homes and supply chains, but these have never been more…

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