As the Internet of Things continues to expand, with a constantly evolving stream of new devices connecting to the internet, chip manufacturers are preparing new offerings designed for products completely outside the usual applications of PCs and mobile phones.Read More
Last week, we wrapped up our first Amphion Forum – a closed-door (no media allowed) event on the final weekday at CES 2011 where executives from Citrix, Google, IBM, Intel, Motorola, and Symantec as well as representatives from the Federal sector gathered to discuss the opportunities and threats posed by the emerging trillion-dollar “smart device” economy.Read More
Logitech's Revue system--a Google TV-powered set top box--is barely a few months old but has already received massive amounts of press and praise. But now word is out that the Revue is vulnerable to a major hack--one that allows root access--leaving the entire file system wide open.Read More
Reporting on the growing need to secure today's flood of connected, non-PC devices against the next wave of hacking and cyber-crime, The New York Times speaks to Mocana CEO Adrian Turner--citing Mocana's recent internet TV security study--about the current state of device security.
As reported in the Times,
"Consumer electronics makers as a class seem to be rushing to connect all their products to the Internet," said Adrian Turner, Mocana's chief executive. "I can tell you for a fact that the design teams at these companies have not put enough thought into security."
Providing examples of new security initiatives from companies such as Mocana, Symantec, and Layer 7 Technologies, the article describes the new era--which has already begun--in which hackers will increasingly focus their attention away from PCs, and direct it toward the new class of mobile, connected devices.Read More