Top IoT Security Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
Gartner predicts that the number of IoT devices will reach 25 billion worldwide by 2020. From smart phones to smart cars to voice-activated assistants that respond to our every whim, we as a society are more connected than ever to the Internet of Things. And these connections we’re making? They’re not all that secure.
The problem with the majority of smart devices is that the firmware they are built on is easily penetrated by hackers. In 2016, the Mirai botnet attack took down popular sites like Twitter, Netflix, and Etsy. It did this by accessing IP cameras and launching a DDoS attack on the DNS provider. The hack was made possible by the fact that the software versions were out of date and most of the passwords had not been changed or updated.
So, how can you protect yourself from these types of attacks? If you’re going to use smart devices, you need to be smart about security. Here are five common IoT security mistakes and how to avoid them. [more]
10 Smart Home Devices to Help Get You Through Your Day
We all need a little help getting through our daily routines. Any type of product or service that makes our lives a little easier or more efficient is a good thing. Now that we’re living in an always-connected society, there are a lot of “things” in the Internet of Things that can make our days run smoother.
Now that we’re living in an always-connected society, there are a lot of “things” in the Internet of Things that can make our days run smoother. Smart phones, smart cars and smart homes surround us with technology that can save us time, save us money, and even help save the environment.
Let’s take a look at 10 smart home devices that you may encounter as you go through a typical day. [more]
Are Offices Becoming Smarter Than Office-Workers?
The modern-day office looks a lot different now than it did just a few years ago. With the rise in popularity of co-working spaces and shared office facilities, technology is playing a larger role in both how and where we work.
The overall design of an office space greatly influences the level of job satisfaction and productivity that workers experience. And it’s not just about the perks. It’s about having built-in conveniences and tools that help workers do their jobs better and more efficiently.
Thanks to all the connected devices and technologies that make up the Internet of Things, our homes, our cars, and yes – even our offices – are getting smarter.
Here’s how smart tech is affecting and enhancing our work day, and forcing us to be “smarter.” [more]