Herersquo;s a shocker: Wal-Mart is telling some technology companies that if they want Wal-Martrsquo;s business, they canrsquo;t use Amazon Web Services. (Wal-Mart says it simply doesnrsquo;t want customers storing Wal-Martrsquo;s sensitive info on AWS.) Thatrsquo;s a tall order for technology companies that may have invested millions in their tech running on AWS.However, if you see it from Wal-Martrsquo;s point of view, Amazon.comrsquo;s retail business is costing it billions a year in lost sales, so why not fight back by reducing Amazonrsquo;s AWS income from not just Wal-Mart but Wal-Mart's customers? After all, Amazon.com refuses to sell products from Apple and Google that compete with its own streaming devices and services. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
According to Gartner, there are currently over 6 billion IoT devices on the planet. Such a huge number of potentially vulnerable gadgets could not possibly go unnoticed by cybercriminals. As of May 2017, Kaspersky Lab’s collections included several thousand different malware samples for IoT devices, about half of which were detected in 2017.