Can the Internet of things solve environmental crises? | GreenBiz

“I recently met with a water utility company providing water and wastewater services for a major metropolitan area in the United States. We discussed their comprehensive approach to ensuring a clean water supply for the city, starting with source protection, water treatment and the distribution system.Think of their challenge: Regardless of the mix and concentration of pollutants or microbes present in the source of water (a river), they must ensure that they deliver a consistent supply and quality of water leaving their system for consumers. By the way, since the creation of the utility some 80 years ago, the number of people they serve has quadrupled.

No surprise that they turned to the internet of things (IoT) for help.”

Source: Can the Internet of things solve environmental crises? | GreenBiz

The Internet of Things Is Real, But Skeptics Abound | Fortune.com

Silver Spring Networks, a publicly traded company that provides so-called smart meters and other networked energy-efficiency services to electric utilities, prefers to be known, at least by its newish CEO, as an Internet of Things, or IoT, company. “IoT is real, not slideware” says Mike Bell, who joined Silver Spring in late 2015. Bell has an illustrious background: a varied career at Apple before and after Steve Jobs returned to the company, followed by senior stints at Palm and Intel.

Source: The Internet of Things Is Real, But Skeptics Abound | Fortune.com

Mirai, The Infamous Internet of Things Army, Can Now Mine Bitcoin | CoinDesk

Remember that Internet of Things botnet? The one known for temporarily shutting down a number of the world’s largest websites last autumn?

Well, a newer version has been detected, but as well as being able to issue DDoS attacks and the like, it’s equipped to mine bitcoin.

Source: Mirai, The Infamous Internet of Things Army, Can Now Mine Bitcoin | CoinDesk

New Report: The Future Of The Internet Of Things and Your Privacy | Tech Digg

It’s a future of convenience where everyday devices monitor and interact with the world without our help. A future where, yes, they can even keep track of the food that goes in and out of us.Ideally, the Internet of Things will make our lives simpler, healthier, and more connected. Infusing technology into everyday items will bring the benefits and conveniences that this technology makes possible.

Source: New Report: The Future Of The Internet Of Things and Your Privacy | Tech Digg

The New BrickerBot Internet of Things Malware | SPAMfighter

One fresh malicious program is contaminating unprotected Internet of Things (IoT) appliances while permanently damages them rather than include them into different DDoS (distributed denial of service) botnets. 

Radware a security vendor spotted the malicious program called BrickerBot, which has dual variants, and starting March 20 is trying carrying out PDoS (permanent denial of service) assaults or phlashing on IoT appliances.

 

Radware used its honeypot servers to detect the assaults as they targeted solely those IoT devices which were Linux BusyBox-created. From the time BrickerBot started its attacks, the malware was in dual versions identified as BrickerBot.1 and BrickerBot.2.

Source: The New BrickerBot Internet of Things Malware | SPAMfighter

Critical Vulnerability Puts ICS Security at Risk | Security Intelligence

Thousands of industrial control systems (ICS) could be at risk of hacking due to critical vulnerabilities affecting a popular piece of software. SecurityWeek detailed how the flaws affect an application from 3S-Smart Software Solutions. The potential problem for ICS security stems from CODESYS, a hardware-independent middleware layer for programming Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and ICS.

Source: Critical Vulnerability Puts ICS Security at Risk | Security Intelligence

Blockchain Tech Can Resolve Security Concerns with Internet of Things | CryptoCoinsNews

The Internet of Things, an inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items that have software, sensors and network connectivity enabling them to collect and exchange data, is continually growing.

As a result, more organizations are realizing the benefits that it can bring particularly in relation to boosting a country’s digital transformation.

Thailand is one such country that is understanding this. So much so, that last month Microsoft (Thailand) announced that throughout 2017 it would see five digital technology trends to help push its digitization to the next level. Of the five, it included the IoT and blockchain technology.

Of course, while it’s nothing new that the Internet of Things and the blockchain may join forces at some point, it seems as though now is the time when things are increasing between the two.

Source: Blockchain Tech Can Resolve Security Concerns with Internet of Things | CryptoCoinsNews

How Will Artificial Intelligence Improve the Internet of Things? | IoT Evolution

From DVRs and smart fridges to smartphones and voice-activated technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly becoming part of our daily lives. These devices are capable of collecting thousands of bytes of data every single day, and companies are hoarding that data in the hopes that predictive algorithms will be able to glean some insight from them.

Source: How Will Artificial Intelligence Improve the Internet of Things? | IoT Evolution

4 things app developers need to know about the internet of things | Silicon Republic

The internet of things is fast becoming an intrinsic part of our lives and society. Hays’ Steve Weston asks what app developers can do to take advantage of that.

The internet of things (IoT) is changing every single aspect of our lives at a rapid pace. It is connectivity on a worldwide scale – and this presents an incredibly exciting business opportunity.

IoT’s growth rate is equally incredible, as Gartner predicts that by 2020 – less than three years’ time – there will be more than 26bn connected devices. This shared connectivity means we as human beings, and our devices, will be far more connected than ever before.

This represents a huge opportunity for your organisation, but only if you have developers with the right capabilities and skills to exploit it.

Source: 4 things app developers need to know about the internet of things | Silicon Republic

How to bring true interoperability to the Internet of Things | Network World

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an incredibly diverse space, encompassing a large variety of hardware form factors and software ecosystems unlike anything we have seen in technology. Smartwatches, connected cameras, drones, thermostats, voice-enabled speakers, smart appliances and more—they all live together within the IoT.But the diversity and innovation that excites many IoT fans is a big challenge not just for manufacturers and developers, but also (and most importantly) consumers. Which technology options should be used when designing or deploying IoT devices? How do they keep up with updated or new operating systems? What about new software and connectivity technologies coming up? Those are just some of today’s challenges.

Source: How to bring true interoperability to the Internet of Things | Network World