Internet of Things News

Design Flaws Create Security Vulnerabilities for ‘Smart Home’ Internet-of-Things Devices

Researchers at North Carolina State University have identified design flaws in “smart home” Internet-of-Things devices that allow third parties to prevent devices from sharing information. The flaws can be used to prevent security systems from signaling that there has been …

Tips on Safeguarding Toys Against Hackers

Long gone are the days when the biggest worry about ripping open a new electronic toy for the holidays is whether batteries would be included. Internet technology has imbued the toy industry like never before. Yet along with those advances …

Internet of Things Disrupting Customer Service

The Internet of Things is changing the customer experience, according to Kevin Daley, chief business architect at IBM. Daley, who looks at existing and future technologies and has been with IBM for the past 15 years, spoke recently at Safelite …

Researchers Find 2 Ways to Make IoT Configuration Easy and More Secure

With an ever increasing number of everyday objects from our homes, workplaces and even from our wardrobes, getting connected to the Internet, known as the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), researchers from the University of Southampton have identified easy-to-use techniques to …

Top 3 Emerging Technologies That Will Positively Impact Claims

Drones, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are considered the top three technologies that will impact claims, according to a new report by Boston-based insurance research firm Strategy Meets Action. The report, The Impact of Emerging Technologies …

UL Testing Safety, Privacy Issues Related to Wearable Devices

Physical and privacy risks relating to wearable devices has prompted a familiar face in the safety arena to research the technology. With so many questions relating to wearable device safety, Underwriters Laboratories has delved into the wearable technology space, said …

New Technology Brings up Internet Privacy Questions

Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. But Aanya’s care-free attitude dissolved into paranoia a few months ago shortly after her mother bought …

Influx of Data Creates Legacy System Conundrum

New data derived from technology innovation is just one of the many reasons insurers are considering the daunting task of implementing new claims systems. A number of recent industry reports indicate that insurance IT spending is expected to increase. Late …

Smart Homes Take Center Stage at Tech Conference

Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on – perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called “smart home,” cars, appliances and …

Insurers Examine Big Data to Identify Risks

Insurance companies are increasingly turning to “big data” from satellites, social media and even cigarette sales at gas stations to help identify risks and build up customer profiles. Insurers and reinsurers hope that real time analysis of data about personal …