Check Point Software Technologies researchers have uncovered a vulnerability in millions of Small office/home office (SOHO) routers which they said has been around since 2002. The Vulnerability Research Group detected approximately 12 million devices in 189 countries and said the vulnerability exists on many different models and makes from different manufactures, making this one of the most widespread vulnerabilities revealed in recent years.
Samsung has connected all the dots and has laid a foundation for a future in the connected home. Through its recent acquisition of SmartThings, they now have a platform to connect all their smart devices. They now have a connected home portfolio with touches every aspect of our daily lives. On the run up to IFA 2014 Samsung shared with us their plans for the future connected home and the Internet of Things (IoT).
To offer better quality content to households, content creators and distributors need to know that it is going to the intended person in a secure way. Therefore, service providers need to convince content distributors that they have the very best conditional access or Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems in place to protect the content from unlicensed distribution. That is why Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) like Entropic is collaborating with Cryptography Research to provide security for content from the hardware level.
Better home network security has become paramount for the modern home, recent news reports have attested to this. The off-the-shelf network security products have let us down and yes I know many of us hasn’t done anything to help ourselves either; by not setting up basic security. The thing is, we need better home network security systems but unlike businesses, we are unable to justify an enterprise solution for a few home appliances.
Using your iOS or Android based smartphone or tablet you can now use your voice to arm and disarm your Pulse security panel, control your home's lighting, adjust thermostats, lock and unlock doors, and check the overall status of your home, thanks to an new App from ADT called ‘ADT Pulse Voice’.
Schlage connected locks can now connect with Alarm.com connected home system. The integration of both solutions increases the flexibility and convenience of managing customers’ home security. Schlage is offering the BE469 Touchscreen Deadbolt, which can connect to a Z-Wave wireless network can be access and monitor form anywhere. With up to 30 user codes everyone can have their own.
Home automation company MyLiveGuard, has extends its home automation and security solution to include Android base devices. Now, owners of these devices such as Android televisions can include them in the list of manage devices. With an Android TV device and MyLiveGuard a homeowner is able to use a smartphone to remotely view the activities in his/her home from anywhere in the world, provided there is an internet connection.
With $900k in seed funding and not comfortable with just providing baby monitoring solutions, Evoz has set its sights on the bigger connected home market. Today the company announced plans to expand in this space through partnership with hardware manufacturers such as Belkin and telecom provider British Telecom (BT). Evoz said, the uniqueness of their platform mean they can offer smarter connected solutions.
Protect America has announced that they are now stoking Yale Real Living door locks. As a added incentive customers can integrate the Yale locks with Protect’s wireless security systems. The locks offer a number of options to secure you home: there is the traditional key or you can use a passcode to lock and unlock your doors.
McAfee and ADT are both in the security business, one protects your digital content the other your premises. Now both have decided to work together to protect our physical and virtual worlds. With a mixture of education and security solutions both companies want to help us to add additional layer of security to support our lifestyle.