The Internet of Everything (IoE) is a concept that connects things, people, processes, and networks through the Internet. Designed to improve the way cities, industries, and people live today, this involves assigning digital identifiers to everyday objects such as wearable devices and home appliances, giving users new ways to connect, interact, and share. As a bigger concept that incorporates the Internet of Things (IoT), the IoE also holds the potential to be a driving force behind large critical infrastructures across cities and industries.
While it unlocks new possibilities for sharing and connectivity, those who benefit from IoE could also be open to attacks against it. Securing it from potential threats should be a top priority as multiple players join the IoE ecosystem.
Buying into the Internet of Things starts out with smart home devices. Unfortunately, connecting your home devices to the Internet has its drawbacks. Here are some important factors to consider before buying smart devices for the home.
While the smartification of the home has its benefits, the growing number of smart devices also requires a lot of time and energy just to maintain and manage the network of connected devices. What does it take to play the role of "Administrator of Things"?
A number of sessions in this year's DEF CON conference in Las Vegas, Nevada focused on the increase in hacks against IoT devices and how manufacturers can address key security issues on their hardware.
Using a smartphone as the centralized remote hub for an automated home means that all the security threats inherent in the platform could affect the home itself. Here are examples of these threats and how they could affect the automated home.
While network-connected smart grids and meters bring new, convenient features to the table, they also expose consumers to cybercrime. Here, we present the various scenarios by which smart meters can be attacked.
Soon after news of a smart TV hack prompted a closer look into the Internet of Everything, Internet-enabled LED lightbulbs made by the crowdfunded startup LIFX have been found to be at risk of revealing Wi-Fi passwords.