Rightly called the IoT Age, the number of Connected Devices is ever increasing. According to the Ericsson Mobility Report, the number of IoT-Connected Devices is expected to grow at an annual average of 23%. By 2021, there will be approximately 28 billion Connected Devices. Among them, IoT devices are expected to be around 16 billion.
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In the near future, individual items will be able to be controlled and monitored externally. Therefore, it’s only natural that the security of those individual items will be extremely important.

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Hackers Andrew Tierney and Ken Monroe revealed the malware that infected a Linux-based internet connected thermostat at cyber security conference Def Con on August 6, 2016. In summary, the malware continues to raise the temperature of the thermostat until money is deposited.
Original Article : http://www.businessinsider.com/researchers-have-built-the-first-ransomware-for-smart-thermostats-2016-8

The ransomware has been mainly used so far to target companies, demanding money for sensitive data. The ransomware can now target individuals, and can even inflict physical harm.

 

The following material that I would like to introduce is related to Internet Security Protocol.

http://wiznetmuseum.com/portfolio-items/https-client-on-stm32-nucleo-f411re/
This material works as an HTTPS Client using HTTPS client on STM32 Nucleo-F411RE Ethernet Security Protocol (TLS).

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This material is about encryption key exchange of Mutual Authentification and Key Agreement Scheme between Lightweight Devices in IoT.iot_1http://wiznetmuseum.com/portfolio-items/mutual-authentification-and-key-agreement-scheme-between-lightweight-devices-in-iot-research-paper/

Curator : Mason from WIZnet
E-mail : Mason@wiznet.io