New report detailed a wide variety of IoT security and privacy flaws in common smart devices bought off-the-shelf from major retailers. Some of which are sending personal information to third party companies in China.
Internet of Things (IoT)
New York City, Amsterdam and Barcelona – recently launched a new initiative known as Cities Coalition for Digital Rights that is specifically designed to protect the personal privacy and individual digital rights of their citizens.
Technological advances in healthcare and medicine combined with AI is to create a brave new world that some have called the “Internet of Bodies.” What are the legal, privacy, security and ethical issues?
Mozilla Internet Health Report Highlights 3 Critical Issues: Big Tech’s Growing Power, Fake News and…
Mozilla's first-ever Internet Health Report highlights the key challenges affecting the creation of an open, safe and accessible Internet – Big Tech’s growing power, the collapse of privacy especially with IoT security, and the spread of fake news. All of these challenges point to deeper problems with the Internet.
For years, IoT developers have focused too much on availability, and not enough on privacy and confidentiality. This mindset appears to be shifting and the NIST report is proof of a growing recognition that there needs to be universal standards in place to improve the privacy and security of any IoT system.
There is reason to be optimistic about the future of cyber security. In today’s world, there is always a “weak link” in the chain that hackers can exploit. In a blockchain world, there are no longer any weak links and every action taken on the blockchain is part of a completely verifiable and trackable digital ledger.
There's a need to secure offline, rather than online, microfinancing solutions. The future rests in the power of embeddable microchips and the power of process isolation by inserting a Linux-powered computer into the architecture of an non-secure IoT device to create a hardware Root of Trust.