Archives February 2014

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A little over two weeks ago, anon posted almost 13,000 IP addresses of vulnerable Asus routers to Pastebin. The list has been viewed over 44,400 times since posting, enough for a few malicious hackers to get their act together and start exploiting.  Another link is available containing over 10,000 lists of ...

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USA based AT & T has announced that it will scrap the costs for sending messages overseas for customers on its Mobile Share and Mobile Share Value plans, which provide unlimited text, picture and video messages.

AT&T is also excited to introduce international calling from the U.S. to any number anytime to over 35 ...

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I have been asked some questions following the news that Wallaby has released the first native payment app for Google Glass last week.  This, I thought, was something that could be really interesting but alas I ended up being disappointed.  My first major issue is that it isn't really a payment app - its a ...

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The way to look at generations of mobile wireless baseband technologies is by understanding the different dimension of spectrum the technology accesses.  Multiple standards can be built around a new generation of mobile baseband technology.  Looking at arbitrary groupings and arbitrary performance requirements is useful for spectrum alignment and adherance to the upper ...

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Last week saw an interesting strategic partnership being announced in the IoT space, as Cisco and AGT International  said that they had agreed to form a “Smart City Global Strategic Alliance” to drive future smart-city deployments and innovation.

The alliance between the two IoT pioneers makes sense in many levels. For AGT International, Cisco serves ...

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Israel is currently home to one of the most active cybersecurity start-up markets in the world. The scene is certainly more energetic than anything coming out of Europe or Asia Pacific at the moment, and is rivalling US dynamism. The number of dedicated cybersecurity firms to come out of the region has been staggering: over ...

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As wireless broadband, particularly 4G networks, becomes more widely available and as cars become widely connected, streaming as a method of delivering both radio and music services will increase in importance and is likely eventually to become the main way of consuming content in the car. However, terrestrial broadcasting will continue to offer a ...

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The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had been promising for many years to make a decision on a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) mandate in the US before the end of 2013. It missed that deadline, but on February 3rd 2014 it announced it will soon start work on ...

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On January 6, 2014, China's Ministry of Industry and Information (MIIT) issued a new policy to further open its value-added telecommunications services (VAS) to foreign investors. The enterprises that operate the regulated VAS business should register in Shanghai's free trade zone (FTZ), and the service facilities should also locate in the area. The ...

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