Can you trust Linux-based Tizen OS? Yesterday there was a story about millions of Samsung IoT that are vulnerable to attacks due to zero-day security holes. “I have been extremely critical of IoT vendors ignoring the importance of updates and security, putting millions of users at risk. In the case of Samsung, what bothered me the most was that these devices

A quick look at the Ikea Trådfri lighting platform Ikea recently launched their Trådfri smart lighting platform in the US. The idea of Ikea plus internet security together at last seems like a pretty terrible one, but having taken a look it’s surprisingly competent.   It’s running the Express Logic ThreadX RTOS, has no running services on any TCP ports and appears to listen on two

Realizing the IoT’s security imperative | EDN It’s true that in the animal kingdom there is safety in numbers. But in the Internet of Things (IoT), where billions of devices are expected to be connected within the next decade, the sheer volume of devices isn’t expected to mitigate the security risk. In fact, given that many devices may share the same

Growing Ubuntu for cloud and IoT, rather than phone and convergence There are some important changes in Ubuntu Linux development: “I’m writing to let you know that we will end our investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell. We will shift our default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.”

New $10 Orange Pi 2G-IoT The new Orange Pi 2G-IoT features a 2G antenna for Internet of Things applications, as well as offering wireless LAN and Bluetooth for a price of $10. The Orange Pi 2G-IoT goes up against the recently released Raspberry Pi Zero W, which also costs $10, and offers wireless LAN and Bluetooth but not mobile network access.

Nanogrids, Microgrids, and Big Data: The Future of the Power Grid – IEEE Spectrum  The power grid’s interlocking technological, economic, and regulatory underpinnings were established about a century ago and have undergone only minimal disruption in the decades since. But now the industry is facing massive change.

Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey

Information security issues are in this Internet of Things era very important for embedded systems developers. You need information from many sources, and one valuable information source are surveys made by differet companies. For the third year in a row, Barr Group has conducted its annual Embedded Systems Safety & Security Survey of embedded systems designers in

LoRa for IoT

hen it comes to Internet of Things, connectivity to the internet is the primary area of focus.  The sensors on the IoT devices, wearables and electronic devices need to get connected easily – preferably wirelessly. IoT LPWA market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 90 percent. It is expected that in 2021