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Smart Home Devices and Their Threats to Power Grids
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When you install a connected device such as an air conditioner into your home or office, you may be inviting hackers who might be in the position to use the appliance to bring down the power grid. They may also use the device to attack other high profile targets. 

This cautionary comes courtesy of Princeton University security department researchers who are much worried about lack of the security in smart home devices. The researchers mainly focused on the appliances such as water heaters and air conditioners since they have found a botnet that is made up of thousands of...

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What is Hyperscale Computing?
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The term ‘Hyperscale Computing', is used to describe the process of efficiently scaling up distributed computing environments, from a few servers to thousands of them, and the provisioning and facilities required in order for this task to be completed. 

In comparison to conventional computing, the structural design of hyperscale computing can be quite different. Conventional computing environments usually employ high-grade constructs, for example, the ones found in blade systems. These constructs are usually abandoned in Hyperscale computing, in place of a more stripped-down...

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Cyber Attackers may be using Sleeper Cells to Attack
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Cyber attacks have been on the rise for a long time. Attackers have advanced their ways of attacking computer networks to gain access to business information that is supposed to be confidential. Various countries have been involved in such cyber battles, where one country tries to hack into another country’s computer networks, to gain access to confidential business information that may benefit their country’s economy. While every country in the world tries extra hard to secure its private information from cyber sabotage, it is evident that there some loopholes that need to be...

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Challenges facing smart cities
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While the definition of a smart city will vary, its main aim is to optimize functions and driving economic growth in a city to improve the quality of the inhabitants lifes. It does this by using data analysis and taking advantage of smart technologies such as the Internet of Things and the cloud. With more than 50% of the world's population now living in cities and the number expected to rise, the idea of establishing smart cities is increasingly gaining attention. However, here are some of the challenges facing the implementation of this concept.



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