Tag: Internet of Things

Hackers Now use IoT Devices As Proxies For Remote Credential Testing

The Internet of Things holds great merit and future potential for creating a smarter and more automated ecosystem. Unfortunately, these Internet-connected devices have one fatal weakness: security. Hackers can easily hijack thousands of DVRs, CCTV cameras, and networking devices to test stolen login information from various sources. This makes it nearly impossible to find the people responsible for the theft and these hacking attempts. Using IoT Devices To Check Stolen …
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Avast Successfully Completes The Acquisition of AVG For $1.4 Billion

Avast Software, the company behind one of the most popular antivirus solutions in the world has announced the acquisition of AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG), another security software provider.  After issuing a press release back in July, Avast Software has finally completed the deal to absorb AVG. The purchase agreement specified a $25 price per share, costing Avast a total of $1.4 billion. This operation will nearly double Avast’s user base, …
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Hyperledger Project Welcomes 17 New Members, Including Samsung SDS

The Hyperledger Project is gaining more and more attention from all over the world. That is only normal, as every financial service provider in the world wants to be part of the next revolution. Distributed ledgers will play a big role in this regard, and a total of 17 new organizations have joined the Hyperledger Project recently. Tremendous Interest For Hyperledger Project Competition among blockchain solutions can only be a …
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Blockchain + IoT: The Isle of Man Thinks it’s a Perfect Match

The Internet of Things (IoT) in its broader definition, is the interconnection of many heterogeneous devices –ranging from desktop computers, embedded systems, small sensors, among others-. The IoT paradigm seeks to bring smart devices and sensors to all places, can Blockchain Technology help in this task? The Isle of Man thinks so. The government of the Isle of Man has announced its intention (along with a proof-of-concept) to build a …
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