In-brief: ARM’s purchase of Simulity adds the ability to do over the air updates to embedded SIM chips and highlights ARM’s efforts to build out security and management at IoT scale. A tiny deal this week by ARM could have a big impact on the security of the Internet of Things. The company, which makes a wide range of low power…
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In-brief: Intel issued a patch for a serious vulnerability in firmware that has shipped with its chipsets for almost nine years, but it could take months for patches to reach affected customers from OEMs. Intel released a patch for a serious and remotely exploitable flaws in firmware that runs with chips the company has shipped since 2008,…
In-brief: a report by the firm IOActive warns that industrial and home robots may be vulnerable to remote, software based attacks. The term “robot” comes from the Czech word robota, meaning “forced labor.” And, while we might like to think of them as aspirational creations – marvels of engineering and maybe even…
Vibrators have been such a popular gadget that nineteenth century inventors turned them into one of the first electrified devices in history. Today, they’ve become so mainstream that you can even buy them at Target. But for Ti Chang, our guest on this month’s Ars Technica Live, vibrators are an industrial design challenge.
As the VP of design at Crave, Chang is responsible for the creation and manufacturing of the most intimate device you’re likely to buy. She handles everything from CAD drawings to coordinating with engineers in San Francisco and manufacturers in China. Plus, she actually listens to users. Ars staffers Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar talked to her about her fascinating career in hardware design. You can watch the video or listen to the podcast. (Yes, it’s all safe for work! We were talking about vibrators, not using them.)
In-brief: MicroChip and Amazon are partnering on a chip designed to pair with Amazon’s IoT cloud and provide cryptographically strong identities for IoT devices. There is an interesting piece on a collaboration between Microchip Technology and Amazon.com on a chip that’s designed to work with Amazon’s cloud services and protect connected devices from certain forms of attack. According to the article, the two firms are marketing an add-on chip called the AWS-ECC508 that works with Amazon’s IoT Cloud, creating a cryptographically secure path between IoT endpoint, cloud services and end user. From the article: The AWS-ECC508 is designed to provide end-to-end security between the IoT device and the cloud infrastructure. It does this by leveraging Amazon’s mutual authentication system, which verifies the identity of the cloud service and the device before any data or commands are accepted. The identities are based on cryptographic keys. Until now, creating such cryptographic identities […]
Smartphones in our pockets are exponentially smaller and more powerful that they don’t realize the need to carry laptops with us everywhere. Now imagine if a small mouse meets the need of the entire PC? Not just imagination, it has been proved and done by the engineers at a Polish startup.
Poland-based Przemysław Strzelczyk and a team of software developers working on a new concept have created
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