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Internet-connected teddy bear leaked kids' data online / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Security researcher Troy Hunt reports that the snuggly spies, from Spiral Toys, Security researcher Troy Hunt reports that the snuggly spies, from Spiral Toys, "represents the nexus" of the problem with internet-connected appliances and toys: children being recorded, data being leaked, and the technical possibility of surreptitious access to children through networked toys. "The best way to understand what these guys do is to simply watch the video [advertisement for the toy].""
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The Mirai Botnet Isn't Easy to Defeat | WIRED - 0 views

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    ""It's accelerating because there's a wide-open, unprotected landscape that people can go to," says Chris Carlson, vice president of product management at Qualys. "It's a gold rush to capture these devices for botnets.""
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Why the internet of things is the new magic ingredient for cyber criminals | John Naugh... - 0 views

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    "The significance of the attack on Krebs is that it looks as though many of the attacks on him came from large numbers of enslaved devices - routers, cameras, networked TVs and the like. "Someone has a botnet with capabilities we haven't seen before," says Martin McKeay, Akamai's senior security expert. The DDoS arms race has just moved up a gear."
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Emergency room doctors used a patient's FitBit to determine how to save his life / Boin... - 0 views

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    "To date, activity trackers have been used medically only to encourage or monitor patient activity, particularly in conjunction with weight loss programs.5, 6 To our knowledge, this is the first report to use the information in an activity tracker-smartphone system to assist in specific medical decisionmaking."
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Glue for the Internet of Things | MIT Technology Review - 0 views

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    "OpenRemote is an open-source Internet of Things platform that could help spur smarter homes and cities. "
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