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…

The E-Waste Revolution Continues

In recent years, the evolution of e-waste recycling has grown exponentially in the U.S. Before the 21 century, the U.S. only had a handful of states that actually controlled and properly disposed electronic materials. Now, there are more than 25 states that have enforced laws to better control the recycling process and federal government entities…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 11/06-11/10

The following is a weekly recap of the HOBI blog for the week 11/06-11/10. Samsung Announces the Galaxy Upcycling Project Samsung, the world’s largest handset producer announced the Galaxy Upcycling project, which aims to breathe new life into old Galaxy smartphones. Recycling Made Easy: Designers Repurpose Plastic Waste through Innovative Methods Designers around the world…

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…

Samsung Announces Galaxy Upcycling Project

Samsung, the world’s largest handset producer has announced a reuse program that will allow customers to repurpose their old mobile devices. Designed and executed by Samsung’s C-Lab, an engineering team dedicated to creative projects, the program is an initiative to breathe new life into older Galaxy smartphones that, despite their age, are still relatively capable…

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…

Amazon Key to Unlock Homes for Convenient In-Home Deliveries

Amazon has once again upped the home delivery playing field. On Oct. 25, Amazon announced their plans to launch Amazon Key, a service that will allow Amazon Prime customers to hand over a “digital house key” to authorized Amazon drivers, who will then access the customer’s homes in order to securely and conveniently leave packages.…

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…

HOBI weekly blog recap 8/21-8/25

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 8/21-8/25 Samsung reveals Galaxy Note 8 Samsung revealed the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8 device at a conference yesterday. The device’s predecessor, the Galaxy Note 7, experienced a public failure after all devices were recalled due to combusting batteries. Certain e-scrap metals excluded…

IAITAM Spring ACE 2017 Recap

The International Association of IT Asset Management’s (IAITAM) annual Spring ACE conference concluded last Thursday. HOBI International, Inc. president Craig Boswell spoke about the future of ITAM during a session last Wednesday afternoon. Boswell’s session, called Chasing ROI and Efficiency in a Rapidly Changing ITAM World, examined the future of ITAM, data security, and the…