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I’ve been traveling a bit over the last month and my tabs-to-read-later pile is growing. We’ll be at AWS re:Invent next week so I thought I’d unload some of the IoT stories that caught my eye recently, that I’m finally getting to read. Apologies if this is old news to you. One I’ve been holding on to almost the longest is an interesting INC article Our Future Will be Analog, Not Digital. Geoffrey James talks about the Internet of Things and how people think the convenience of connectivity is more important than the risks involved. He talks about how snail mail, cash and unplugging are tending up along with how analog objects are becoming status symbols. This is a good one if you think all this connectivity will become so hackable and fragile that no one will want to use it. Next from The Economist, saying on the IoT theme, is Their own Devices. From Barbie’s to car... (more)

Is Your DNS Vulnerable? By @PSilvas | @ThingsExpo #IoT #Cloud

This article originally appeared on F5.com on 7.29.15. A recent report from The Infoblox DNS Threat Index (in conjunction with Internet Identity) shows that phishing attacks has raised the DNS threat level to a record high of 133 for second quarter of 2015, up 58% from the same time last year. The biggest factor for the jump is the creation of malicious domains for phishing attacks. Malicious domains are all those very believable but fake sites that are used to mimic real sites to get you to enter sensitive details. You get a phishing email, you click the link and get sent to a ... (more)

F5 + Blue Medora By @PSilvas | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Together with F5 and Blue Medora, extend the view of the VMware vRealize Operations management platform with a BIG-IP Plug-in Management Pack directly available from VMware Solution Exchange. This allows customers to monitor the critical components of application delivery at the virtualization layer to diagnose issues to make adjustments real-time. ps Related: VMworld2015 – The Preview Video VMworld2015 – Find F5 VMworld2015 – Realize the Virtual Possibilities (feat. de la Motte) VMworld2015 – Business Mobility Made Easy with F5 and VMware (feat. Venezia) Software Defined Dat... (more)

Our Five Senses on Sensors By @PSilvas | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) is credited as the first person to classify our five sense organs: sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing and Immanuel Kant, a famous philosopher from the 1700s said that our knowledge of the outside world depends on our modes of perception. Our highly developed organs of the eyes, ears, nose, tongue and the skin on your hand provide the sensing equipment necessary to send that information to the brain. In some cases, one of the sensors might not work properly in the case of the blind or deaf, yet the four other senses are heightened and exceed normal op... (more)

What Are These 'Things'? By @PSilvas | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the set of devices and systems that interconnect real world sensors and actuators to the internet. This includes many different types of systems, including: Mobile devices Smart meters & objects Wearable devices including clothing, health care implants, smartwatches, fitness devices, etc. Internet connected automobiles Home Automation Systems including thermostats, lighting, home security Other measuring sensors for weather, traffic, ocean tides, road signals and more These systems connect to the internet or gateway in a variety of manners ... (more)