New IoT bill is on the table: Here’s what that means for you

You’ve heard horror stories at this point about how devices with online features have been hacked – it seems that we truly have an Internet of Things (IoT).

Your car – and other IoT devices – are trying to kill you

The Internet of Things (IoT) is part of a sci-fi lover’s dream, where the world is interconnected with smart homes and cars.

IoT begs the question: Are we really stronger together or divided?

Let’s face it. The idea of the connected “smart” building is appealing. Being able to control the temperature with an app, or to aggregate data from vending machines so inventory orders can be automated, has a certain amount of allure.

Hackers lock guests out of hotel: IoT and ransomware combine

The worlds of ransomware and the Internet of Things (IoT) came to a head recently when an Austrian hotel received an unusual demand: Pay up, or your guests will be locked out of their rooms. 

IoT attack leads to massive recall, security concerns

A huge Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that brought down “half the Internet,” according to alarmist headlines, is being blamed in large part on Internet of Things (IoT) devices. And it’s leading to a big recall of vulnerable products. 

Is the Internet of Things inherently broken?

There is an often repeated statistic that there could be billions of connected devices by the year 2020. But unless something drastically changes how these devices are secured, that could be more bad news than good.

Is IT ready for wearables? Probably not

Remember two years ago when experts talked about how we’d all be using Google Glass to do work?