Is a virus infecting millions of internet-connected cameras coming to a construction job site near you?

According to Catalin Cimpanu of Bleeping Computer: Since mid-September, a new IoT botnet has grown to massive proportions. Codenamed IoT_reaper (Reaper for this article), researchers estimate its current size at nearly two million infected devices. According to researchers, the botnet is mainly made up of IP-based security cameras, network video recorders (NVRs), and digital video recorders … Continue reading Is a virus infecting millions of internet-connected cameras coming to a construction job site near you?

DEWALT’s WiFi Mesh technology will connect job sites, enable IoT

Construction tool manufacturer DEWALT announced a new WiFi mesh platform for networking construction job sites and improving asset management, while enabling the future of construction technology by empowering Internet of Things devices. The press release: SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DEWALT announces the new age of jobsite connectivity with its unprecedented effort to make … Continue reading DEWALT’s WiFi Mesh technology will connect job sites, enable IoT

Another reminder of the potential risks associated with the Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things, or IoT, is the concept in which everyday objects such as lightbulbs, thermostats, garage door openers, etc. are imbued with network connectivity and the capability for communicating with other devices. But just as is the case with our computers and other networked devices, security is an increasingly critical factor. This was made … Continue reading Another reminder of the potential risks associated with the Internet of Things (IoT)

“Smart” garage door opener manufacturer remotely disables customer’s equipment over dispute

Brave New World, indeed. One of the drawbacks to the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling devices to communicate with other devices, is that connected devices could be compromised and controlled by folks with nefarious motives. But what if that nefarious actor was the device's manufacturer reacting poorly to a customer's negative review? According to the … Continue reading “Smart” garage door opener manufacturer remotely disables customer’s equipment over dispute

TV’s Property Brothers launch new venture to explore the risky world of custom homebuilding

Property Brothers, Jonathon and Drew Scott, are jumping from the fire of the small screen into the frying pan of real estate development and custom homebuilding with their latest venture, Dream Homes by Scott Living. Lucy Cohen Blatter, of Mansion Global, has more in an exclusive interview with the brothers: Jonathan, a professional contractor, takes … Continue reading TV’s Property Brothers launch new venture to explore the risky world of custom homebuilding