Damn the Torpedoes, Roll Out the Smartphones!

By Robert Vamosi | 6/6/11 3:30 AM

Devices like smartphones, M2M modules, smartgrid meters, medical and automobile electronics already greatly outnumber PCs on the Internet. In our latest 2011 Mobile and Smart Devices Security Survey, technology professionals in a variety of these industries showed increasing awareness of the growing world of connected smart devices—the Internet of Things—and the risks associated with them.

Seventy-two percent said they had deployed non-PC devices such as mobile phones. Seventy-one percent are concerned about the security of smartphones. Sixty- five percent said they expect to see attacks on non-PC connected devices start to require the regular attention of IT security staff within the next 12 months. That said, there has been a decline in confidence of the IT department to handle the risks.

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The Always-Expanding Internet of Things -- Now Including Tombstones, Toilets

By JDavis | 12/21/10 7:41 AM

Embedded microprocessor technology is obviously ubiquitous in this day and age, with the immense popularity of portable devices like smartphones and tablets. But embedded chips aren't just for the usual suspects of high-tech gadgetry; an incredible amount of previously low-tech goods are now becoming part of the Internet of Things.

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Tablet and Smartphone Sales Soon To Eclipse PCs

By JDavis | 12/9/10 7:26 AM

In a recent article, Engadget cites a staggering prediction from analysts at IDC: "18 months from now, combined smartphone and tablet sales will eclipse the PC...with both categories hovering in the mid-400 million range."

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Banking Malware Moves From PCs to Mobile Phones

By JDavis | 10/5/10 6:27 AM

We've been blogging lately about the growing security threats facing mobile devices -- especially smartphones -- as sophisticated hackers move away from PCs, instead targeting the growing number of smart, connected portable devices.

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