Thinking about the security of IoT and the cloud

Most of those who implement IoT linked with centralized cloud systems have little clue about security solutions for these architectures. You need to keep a few things in mind. First, this is all about data security. You’re persisting data on the IoT device, let’s say within a drone, and you’re transmitting data to a centralized…

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Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile to replace SMS with RCS Messaging in 2020

Mobile carriers in the United States will finally offer a universal cross-carrier communication standard for the next-generation RCS messaging service that is meant to replace SMS and has the potential to change the way consumers interact with brands for years to come. All major United States mobile phone carriers, including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, have…

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Node.js 13 brings programming enhancements, worker threads

Node.js 13, the latest version of the popular JavaScript runtime, was released this week, emphasizing worker threads, programming enhancements, and internationalization capabilities. Node.js 13 replaces Node.js 12 as the “current” release but Node.js 12 remains the long-term support (LTS) release. Thus Node.js 13 is not recommended for production use. Nevertheless, Node.js 13 will be useful…

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7.5 million Adobe Creative Cloud accounts were exposed in data breach

Adobe suffered a serious security snafu earlier this month when security researcher Bob Diachenko, in collaboration with cybersecurity and privacy advocacy firm Comparitech, discovered an exposed database belonging to the company’s popular Creative Cloud subscription service. The records were accessible to anyone and did not require a password. Thankfully, users’ passwords and payment details were…

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