Kategori Internet of Things (IoT)

Aibo’s dark side: Why Illinois bans Sony’s robot dog

The state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act prevents Sony from selling it there.

The $2,900 pup is a companion robot, one Sony claims ”learns its environment and develops relationships with people.” Aibo even enlists a camera in its nose to scan faces and determine who’s who so it can react to them differently.

https://www.cnet.com/news/what-sonys-robot-dog-teaches-us-about-biometric-data-privacy/

Security Things to Consider When Your Apartment Goes ‘Smart’

What’s Your Threat Model?

When we’re talking about things that impact personal safety, it’s crucial to think about the specific, realistic threats that we (or our families) face. In this blog, I’m going to talk about ways that consumer IoT and Smart Home systems can be abused to cause risk to safety and privacy. If your number one concern for your safety is a casual criminal breaking your lock and stealing your TV, and the loss of your activity data isn’t something that substantially impacts or bothers you, you might decide that a flawed Smart Home system is an acceptable risk (or even a net benefit).

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EVIL TWIN ATTACK

I korthet sätter busen upp en kopia av WiFi-nätverket. När en enhet råkar ansluta till tvillingnätet har busen alla möjligheter att be dig logga på nätverket (igen) men syftet är bara att få dina kredentialer. Till att börja med..!

Tänk till en extra gång om något som brukar fungera inte längre uppträder som det borde. Speciellt om du ombeds ange lösenord.

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Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret

At least 75 companies receive anonymous, precise location data from apps whose users enable location services to get local news and weather or other information, The Times found. Several of those businesses claim to track up to 200 million mobile devices in the United States — about half those in use last year. The database reviewed by The Times — a sample of information gathered in 2017 and held by one company — reveals people’s travels in startling detail, accurate to within a few yards and in some cases updated more than 14,000 times a day.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/12/10/business/location-data-privacy-apps.html

There’s a simple reason why your new smart TV was so affordable: It’s collecting and selling your data

  • The vast majority of televisions available today are ”smart” TVs, with internet connections, ad placement, and streaming services built in.
  • Despite the added functionality, TV prices are lower than ever – especially from companies like TCL and Vizio, which specialize in low-cost, high-tech smart TVs.
  • There’s a simple reason that smart TV prices are so low: some TV makers collect user data and sell it to third-parties, which can offset the cost.

https://nordic.businessinsider.com/smart-tv-data-collection-advertising-2019-1

3 Things You Need to be Doing Before You Recycle Your Electronics

For any business today computer data protection solutions are a concern. Therefore, it is common to hesitate when choosing what to do with your electronics once they become obsolete. Here are smart tips for recycling your e-waste in a manner that will protect your data as well as the environment.

http://blog.simsrecycling.com/2017/08/08/3-things-you-need-to-be-doing-before-you-recycle-your-electronics/