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Terabyte terror: It takes special databases to lasso the Internet of Things

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By Lisa Vaas June 28, 2016 If you believe figures from the technology research firm Gartner, there will be 25 billion network-connected devices by 2020. The “Internet of Things” is embedding networked sensors in everyday objects all around us, from our refrigerators to our lights to our gas meters. These sensors collect “telemetry” and route out data to… whoever’s collecting…

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Chinese Hackers Show Humans Are Weakest Security Link

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Some of the biggest companies in the U.S. remain vulnerable to one of the oldest hacking tricks in the book, according to yesterday’s indictment of five Chinese military officials accused of stealing trade secrets. The common tactic, called spearphishing, was used to access the computer networks of companies including United States Steel Corp. and Alcoa Corp., according to the U.S. Justice Department,…

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