Beware of botnets in the connected world

By Get Connected Blog July 12, 2016

It sounds like the plot of a bad sci-fi horror B-movie but ‘When Fridges Attack’ is now a real concern on the Internet of Things. Security researchers have uncovered a huge botnet – a hacked network using computers remotely to send out spam – of over 100,000 devices.

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Topics: security, IoT

Wearable Product Security: What you need to know

By John Leonard June 7, 2016

Today’s consumers have a great appetite for the hottest new gadgets. New wearables and smartphones sell quickly, in huge numbers. They also collect huge amounts of data about users, such as where they’ve been and what they’ve been doing. But there are increasing concerns about the security of all of this data. Who has access to it, and how will it be used?

Security issues should always be taken seriously. Your company can incur serious damage by ignoring laws relating to security or failing to deal with issues that come to light. Not only will it damage the reputation of your brand, you may also face costs from returns, chargebacks and falling sales or even legal action and fines.

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Topics: wearables, security

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