Connected Cars Need a Security Solution: Use PKI

Roughly a quarter billion connected cars will be on our roads by 2020. That’s only two years away and we’re well on our way with 21 million connected cars out there. Already so many of our cars have fascinating features that allow us to get live updates to sports games, traffic, and social media while […]

Scaling Identity for the Internet of Things

Thousands of connected devices use default settings, making them vulnerable to attack. You may not think much of this when you’re hurrying to set up a new router without customizing the network or password—after all, we just want to start using our new gadgets. But imagine what happens when hundreds of these internet-connected devices, including […]

What are over-the-air-updates?

With more devices connected to the internet than ever before, we’re all interested in finding out how the latest gadget will make our life easier. But usually, as consumers, the furthest thing from our minds is how a device will stay up-to-date and if there is security built-in. Device manufacturers are more mindful of both […]

Wi-Fi is hacked and so are your IoT devices?

That’s one heck of a headline, I know, but things just got real for Wi-Fi security Monday morning. Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet and Frank Piessens at KU Leuven published the results of their hard work on the authentication mechanism of the WPA2 protocol (which is used by Wi-Fi as a security layer for data traveling […]

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