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?
Apple's Tim Cook has been unusually candid in recent months about some of what lies ahead in the company's normally secretive pipeline. Besides empowering the Internet of Things (IoT) as part of a home automation play, Apple has invested substantial R&D resources in developing the best Augmented Reality (AR) experience possible, the way only Apple … Continue reading You will soon be able to measure objects with your iPhone camera using Augmented Reality
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
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)
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