iBaby Monitors Can be Exploited by Hackers

· Andrew Orr · Link

Parents using an iBaby Monitor M6S should be aware it has multiple security problems that open it up to hackers.

That means any ne’er-do-well can purchase an iBaby monitor and use it to access files from every iBaby monitor. Unbelievable? Believe it. For legal reasons, the Bitdefender researchers did not access data belonging to other real-world users. Instead, they set up a second test device and verified access.

Senate Bill Calls for Stronger IoT Security

· Jeff Gamet · News

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A new Senate bill is calling for baseline security standards for Internet of Things devices sold to the U.S. government.

Kelly Guimont Talks IoT and More on MacVoices

· Jeff Gamet · TMO Appearances

Chuck Joiner asks Kelly Guimont about Internet of Things on MacVoices

The Mac Observer’s Kelly Guimont, who you can hear regularly on TMO’s Daily Observations podcast, joined Chuck Joiner this week on MacVoices. Chuck quizzed her about Internet of Things, backup strategies, upgrading your tech gear, favorite iOS apps, and more. MacVoices is a video podcast, but there’s an audio version available, too. You can check out Chuck’s interview with Kelly at the MacVoices website, or on Apple’s iTunes Store as audio or video.

Lounging at CES 2017 with Bryan and Jeff - ACM 392

· Bryan Chaffin & Jeff Gamet · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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LAS VEGAS – Join Bryan and Jeff as they lounge at CES 2017. On deck for this week’s episode are Q.RAD, the super computer that heats your home, smart clothes (for Android only?), and Eugene, the smart trash can thingy.

Police Turn to Amazon Echo in Homicide Showing How Smarthome Devices Can Spy on Us

· Jeff Gamet · News

Amazon Echo recordings targeted in police warrant for homicide investigation

Police in Bentonville, Arkansas, obtained a search warrant for the audio captured by an Amazon Echo as part of a homicide investigation, raising concerns over just how much smarthome devices know about us. In the case of the Echo, Amazon says little is being recorded and stored, but that’s not much of a consolation for IoT device owners who’re worried their tech might be used against them by the government.

Bryan Gets Paranoid About the IoT - ACM 391

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Bryan is totally paranoid about the Internet of Things, and he isn’t at all happy about the idea of having an Amazon Echo or Google Home listening in on everything in his house. Jeff laughs at him. Once the guffaws die down, they talk about how and why Apple is getting crushed by these good enough devices.

Bluetooth 5: It's All About the Internet of Things

· Jeff Gamet · News

Bluetooth 5 with better Internet of Things support released

Get ready for Bluetooth 5 because the Bluetooth Special Interest Group officially ratified the specification for the wireless protocol this week. Bluetooth 5 promises twice the speed and four times the range compared to the current Bluetooth standard, and will start showing up in devices soon.