IoT solutions are enabling social distancing – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Tyler Cracraft Contributor Tyler Cracraft is an electronic engineer turned solution architect at Advantech who has more than a decade of experience working in the electronics technology industry. If you’re a business owner or investor and are wondering about the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business world, you’re not alone. Today’s…

UPnP flaw exposes millions of network devices to attacks over the Internet

[ad_1] Millions of routers, printers, and other devices can be remotely commandeered by a new attack that exploits a security flaw in the Universal Plug and Play network protocol, a researcher said. CallStranger, as the exploit has been named, is most useful for forcing large numbers of devices to participate in distributed denial of service—or…

Xiaomi’s investment house of IoT surpasses 300 companies – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Xiaomi, the Chinese comapny famous for its budget smartphones and a bevy of value-for-money gadgets, said in a filing on Thursday that it has backed more than 300 companies as of March, totaling 32.3 billion yuan ($4.54 billion) in book value and 225.9 million yuan ($32 million million) in net gains on disposal of…

Wink smart hub users get one week’s notice to pay up or lose access

[ad_1] Enlarge / I, too, leave my electronics artfully placed in the middle of my stylish living room for the cat to knock over. Wink A popular smart-home hub is suddenly a lot less popular with its users after making a surprise announcement that customers will have to start paying a monthly subscription fee next…

Otonomo raises $46 million to expand its automotive data marketplace – TechCrunch

[ad_1] New vehicles today can produce a treasure trove of data. Without the proper tools, that data will sit undisturbed, rendering it worthless. A number of companies have sprung up to help automakers manage and use data generated from connected cars. Israeli startup Otonomo is one such player that jumped on the scene in 2015…

After prolonged service outage, Petnet shuts down, citing coronavirus

[ad_1] Enlarge / You’re just going to have to feed this furry friend the old-fashioned way. Before his sad eyes scour your soul. Cloud-connected, “smart” automated pet-feeder system Petnet has had a rough spring. The service not only went offline in February, but all its customer service vanished, too, leaving users in the dark until…

Chinese startup Rokid pitches COVID-19 detection glasses in U.S. – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Thermal imaging wearables used in China to detect COVID-19 signs may quickly be deployed in the U.S. Hangzhou primarily based AI startup Rokid is in talks with a number of corporations to promote its T1 glasses in America, based on Rokid’s U.S. Director Liang Guan. Rokid is amongst a wave of Chinese corporations creating…

Meet dark_nexus, quite possibly the most potent IoT botnet ever

[ad_1] Aurich Lawson A newly discovered botnet that preys on home routers, video recorders, and other network-connected devices is one of the most advanced Internet-of-things platforms ever seen, researchers said on Wednesday. Its list of advanced features includes the ability to disguise malicious traffic as benign, maintain persistence, and infect devices that run on at…