Enhancing IoT device security ZDNet's Tonya Hall talks with Mitchell Klein, executive director at Z-Wave Alliance, about new ways individuals are able to enhance their IoT device security. Special feature How 5G Will Transform Business 5G will be popularized via telecom carriers and the marketing of wire-cutting services, but the biggest impact and returns will come from connecting the Internet of things, edge computing and analytics infrastructure with minimal latency. Read More The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow as more and more devices, sensors, assets, and other "things" are connected and share data. Still, many remain concerned about the security threats and vulnerabilities of this environment -- whether it involves IoT networks, data, or the connected devices themselves.Can 5G, the upcoming fifth generation of wireless mobile communications, help enhance the security of IoT?IoT security concernsIoT ecosystems can be especially appealing … [Read more...] about Will 5G play a role in IoT security?
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Hacking scheme to steal university research for military applications traced back to China Prominent names feature on the hacking list. Amid growing international suspicion about China's tech companies, a new report suggests the Chinese government could be behind the theft of corporate secrets from chip-making equipment business ASML. According to Dutch newspaper Financieele Dagblad, technology stolen by employees at ASML in California was shared with XTAL, a company with links to the Chinese state. ASML has a dominant position in selling circuitry technology used in making processors. Customers include leading chipmakers such as Intel, Samsung, TSMC, and GlobalFoundries.Following the report, ASML, which is headquartered in Veldhoven in the Netherlands, downplayed what boss Peter Wennink disparagingly described as a "conspiracy theory"."The facts of the matter are that we were robbed by a handful of our own employees based in Silicon Valley, who had broken the law to enrich … [Read more...] about Security: Europe’s pushback against Chinese tech has only just begun
Huawei warns bans will increase prices and put US behind in 5G race Huawei says that restricting competition will increase prices and delay the implementation of 5G, putting the US behind rival countries. Europe wants to make sure that 5G networks are secure, and is asking member states to update their security requirement to make sure there are no backdoors into their networks.Politicians are worried about the security of 5G because these networks will be a become a core part of national infrastructure over the next few years, whether that's in energy, transport, banking, and health or in powering industrial-control systems carrying sensitive information and supporting safety systems. "5G technology will transform our economy and society and open massive opportunities for people and businesses. But we cannot accept this happening without full security built in. It is therefore essential that 5G infrastructures in the EU are resilient and fully secure from technical or legal … [Read more...] about 5G security: Europe worries about backdoors into its networks
Motorola Mobility has won a patent dispute with Apple in Germany this morning that could spell a sales injunction against its products across Europe. A regional court in Mannheim, Germany ruled that Apple's devices with cellular networking infringe Motorola-owned patent 1010336. This is the equivalent networking patent has detailed by U.S. Patent No. 6,359,898. Such devices include the iPhone 3G, 3GS, and the iPhone 4. It also includes the 3G-enabled original iPad and iPad 2. While Motorola did not specifically name the iPhone 4S in its case, it is likely that the latest Apple smartphone is also affected by the ruling. Unless Apple can secure a stay until a higher regional court can hear an appeal, the iPhone smartphone and iPad tablet could be barred from being sold in Europe. Apple is expected to appeal for a stay on the injunction as it prepares its appeal. But whether Germany can enforce a Europe-wide ban on 3G-enabled iOS devices is unclear. In September, a German court … [Read more...] about Motorola secures Europe-wide sales ban on iPhone, iPad
In the pigpen of security during 2014, all hogs, regardless of affiliation and technology choices, found themselves covered in muck at some stage. The amount of muck involved varied from platform to platform, but no one could claim to remain untarnished by year's end. Whether it was the widely distributed OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability , OS X and iOS being caught in man-in-the-middle SSL attacks , or Windows' recent Schannel remote code execution issues , the common thread that ran through each platform was what was once referred to as Secure Sockets Layer, but would be more aptly dubbed Swiss cheese when all was said and done. With all players suffering, and each new vulnerability revealing only what not to use rather than what techniques and technology should be used, regular users would be forgiven for feeling less sure of the security with each passing day. But such are the experiences that must be worked through in order to learn that an incorrectly perceived reality is … [Read more...] about 2014: The year everyone’s security took a hit