Mar 16th 2018

We know why Alexa is laughing

A few weeks ago, Alexas across the globe started laughing. Owners were left seriously disturbed after Alexa began cackling for no apparent reason. The creepiness of smart devices that we willingly place into our homes and offices, for the sake of convenience, can rarely be perceived so obviously. Was it really worth bugging our own […]

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Oct 25th 2016

Companies consider use-by-dates for smart devices

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been hitting the news headlines recently and last Friday the world discovered just how vulnerable they can be. A network of devices including webcams and baby-monitors were hijacked by a hacking botnet which by initializing a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack brought down many of the websites we all use as part […]

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Apr 6th 2016

Good security, bad security – all in a day’s work

Apps have become a ubiquitous part of our daily lives. We use them to communicate, check the news, date, shop, bank, share photos, even unlock the car. It’s getting to the point where we just can’t live without them. But there is still a huge disparity between how different companies approach app security. Even today (6 April), […]

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