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MWC Day One: Qualcomm robots, Leonardo d’IoT, disobedient coffee machines

MWC Barcelona kicked off yesterday, providing a flurry of announcements, innovations, and of course, plenty of back-patting from the major vendors and OEMs. MWC has recently taken a turn to the edge, exalted IoT and embraced 5G fever, although this year marks a return to the headlines for genuinely exciting and novel consumer innovations, with… Read More


Nokia announces vertically-focused IoT packages

Built of its WING architecture, Nokia’s new IoT as-a-service offerings target IoT’s most convincing use cases Ahead of the Mobile World Congress, Nokia has launched a raft of off-the-shelf IoT packages serving use cases in livestock management, logistics, agriculture and asset management. The as-a-service offerings are built off of the Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING)… Read More


West is jealous of our 5G superiority, says Huawei

Huawei ups the ante against 5G backlash, suggesting its place as a market leader in 5G technology could be behind scrutiny of the company Jealousy could be behind some of the criticism of Huawei in the West, the Chinese technology giant has suggested. The firm said it had a “sound record” of cybersecurity and warned… Read More


IoT smartphone apps ripe for breaches, say researchers

Researchers in the US and Brazil who comprehensively reviewed the security policies of IoT companion apps claim half of them are potentially vulnerable to security exploits, an estimate they say is “conservative” IoT security is a hot topic, and to be truthful has been for some time. We’ve seen the figures about attempted breaches, ignorance… Read More


Canonical releases Ubuntu Core 18 OS for IoT devices

Ubuntu Core 18 is a lightweight operating system for IoT and embedded devices Canonical has officially launched Ubuntu Core 18, bringing the popular locked-down Linux distro Ubuntu 18 to small connected and embedded devices. Ubuntu Core 18 is a stripped down version of Ubuntu 18 and weighs in at a feather-like 260mb, but is packed with… Read More


‘Reliable’ Huawei defended by Canadian telco Telus

As critics lament Huawei ‘hysteria’, Western telcos are being forced to take sides The feud between the US and China over hardware giant Huawei shows no signs of relenting, leading to increasing numbers of western telcos taking a stance in favour or against the Shenzhen hardware provider. One telco – Canada’s Telus – is one of… Read More


Businesses in the dark over IoT breaches

Research indicates almost half of companies cannot tell if IoT devices have been breached Businesses are failing to implement effective IoT security strategies and almost half have no idea if their devices have been breached, according to security company Gemalto. Since the term IoT was coined, experts have sounded the alarm about the dangers of increasing… Read More


BlackBerry brings secure smartphone tech to IoT devices
Former phonemaker to license secure technology to manufacturers to improve safety and security of IoT devices BlackBerry is jumping into the IoT space to boost the security of connected devices, it announced at CES Monday. Despite their burgeoning popularity approximately 80 percent of consumers in the U.S, U.K and Canada do not trust their internet-connected devices... Read More

IoT cryptomining exploits on the rise

December 2018 McAfee Labs threat report shows sharp increase in malware targeting IoT devices, which can then be used for cryptomining exploits IoT malware threats have increased from just over 5,000 in Q4 2016 to over 45,000 incidents detected in Q3 2018. IoT threats may target any kind of connected hardware including routers, smart devices,… Read More



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