New Flaw May Subject IoT Devices to Airborne Attacks

Last week, security firm Armis revealed that as many as 15 billion Amazon Echo devices and five billion Google Home speakers may be subject to external attack due to BlueBorne vulnerabilities. Since these devices are unmanaged and closed sources, users are unaware of the fact that their Bluetooth implementation is based on potentially vulnerable code…

Worldwide Information Security Spending to Hit $93B in 2018

Gartner Inc. forecasts worldwide information security spending to climb to $93 billion next year. With 2017 already predicted to total $86.4 billion in spending before the year’s end, a nearly seven percent growth from 2016, it seems that information security spending is rapidly becoming a growing concern and major priority all over the globe. Experts…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 10/30-11/03

The following is a weekly recap of the HOBI blog for the week 10/30-11/01 Amazon Rolls Out Plan to Unlock Homes for Convenient In-Home Deliveries On Oct. 25, Amazon announced their plan to launch Amazon Key, a service that will allow customers to hand over a “digital house key” to authorized Amazon drivers, who will…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 10/23-10/27

The following is a weekly recap of the HOBI blog for the week 10/23-10/27 iPhone X Projected to Boost 2018 Phone Sales Apple’s iPhone X will be available for preorder today with shipments beginning Nov. 3. Due to the late November release, the smartphone market is expected to see an increase in sales as iPhone…

Global cybersecurity spending to exceed $80 billion during 2017

Gartner predicts global cybersecurity spending will exceed $80 billion during 2017. The firm predicts cyber security spending will experience seven percent year-over-year growth, projected to reach $86.4 billion by the end of the year. Cybersecurity spending includes any cyber security product or service. Gartner cites increasing numbers of data breaches, app security testing and the…

Users are most concerned about security when using a smartphone, survey shows

A survey conducted by Creative Strategies indicates users are most concerned about data privacy and security when using a smartphone device. The survey interviewed 800 U.S. consumers about the importance of data security and privacy when using various devices and services. According to the firm’s findings, 60 percent of interviewees indicated security matters the most…