Many companies reduce mobile security level to raise business performance

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Nearly one third of firms are not adequately equipped to cope with smartphone security concerns. Thirty two percent of businesses are inadequately equipped to achieve the mobile security level needed for IoT and BYOD, said a Verizon report. The report indicated that bring your own device policies are leaving companies open to cyberthreats. Many firms are unprepared for the Internet of Things. Nearly one in three businesses said they sacrificed mobile security in favor of business performance. Moreover, the Verizon report showed that only 14 percent of businesses had implemented…

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IoT security is lower than it should be as fewer than half protect themselves, study

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While a growing number of people are adopting this type of technology, they are leaving themselves vulnerable. A recent Trustlook study has revealed that adequate IoT security is greatly lacking among the first wave of consumers to have adopted the tech. Early adopters are therefore leaving themselves vulnerable to breaches to their privacy, identity and information. The study was conducted by way of a survey that was held among consumers in September 2017. The Trustlook survey findings suggested that 54 percent of consumers with Internet of Things devices had not…

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Wearable technology adoption will become mainstream among manufacturers in 5 years

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A new report suggests that this tech will provide companies with a connected plant floor investment. A newly released study shows wearable technology adoption is far from being limited to fitness trackers among people trying to live healthier lives. The number of manufacturers seeking a connected plant floor has also caused wearables to become more popular. The 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study conducted by Zebra Technologies Corp placed showed wearables use rapidly growing. Manufacturing companies are looking to wearable technology adoption in order to remain competitive in an intense global environment.…

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Mobile technology race for 5G is getting intense

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Ericsson, Nokia, and Huawei are all pushing to be first in the development of that latest tech. Labs at some of the hottest mobile technology companies around the world are driving forward at full tilt to try to generate patents that will help them to be able to take a firm hold on the future of wireless tech with 5G. At the same time that many mobile devices are just stepping into 4G, companies are scrambling to snag 5G. In terms of the present situation, many smartphone users are only…

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UK iBeacon Startup Linktagger joins Uber Paypal and HP at Europe’s biggest Hackathon

UK Based Internet of Things startup Linktagger have been chosen as API providers to the largest Hackathon in Europe along side companies such as Uber, Paypal, HP and Alcatel. Linktagger will provide teams of hackers across Europe with access to its Physical Web platform. Connecting physical objects to the Internet using unique URL’s, hackers can deploy iBeacon and NFC tags as physical gateways to online content, services and create real world automation. Linktagger founder Liam Winder said “Its fantastic to be chosen to represent UK tech startups in the Hack4Europe…

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NFC technology enabled devices rise in popularity

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This technology is starting to build confidence in security and its usability makes it practical for the Internet of Things. NFC technology has how been available in several generations of smartphone – though it is only just now being added to the next Apple device, the iPhone 6 – and now it is starting to become more popular among consumers, as well. Recent research has suggested that it is coming out on top when it comes to the mobile payment market. The research was conducted by Frost & Sullivan. That…

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