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Internet of Things Security – A Real Threat that we need to be Aware

Have you ever thought that you put your life and your family in danger every time when you connect your things to the internet? Everyone nowadays knows what is Internet of Things (IoT) and more people look to implement it into their personal environment. Either is your TV, your car or your home heating system, once connected to the Internet it will be a gate for hackers to your private space. How should we prevent possible attacks? How can we reduce the risks? In this article you will find how experts think that Internet of Things Security can be achieved.

Probably the best books about Internet of Things Security

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Blynk Email and Push Notifications tutorial – ESP8266 Arduino Example

In this quick tutorial we are going to learn how to send emails and push notifications from the WiFi ESP8266 module, or any other IoT device, using Blynk Email and Push Notification APIs. For this demonstration we are going to build a simple thermometer project and then setup temperature Alarm points. Whenever the alarms will trigger, an email and a push notification will be sent.

Project difficulty

This project requires low to medium programming knowledge and medium electronics knowledge. To complete this project you will spend minimum 20 minutes.
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10 Most Common Security Attacks That Will Kill Your WordPress Blog

This is a guest contribution. Thank you Sarah Smith for fantastic illustrations. Having a blog requires more work than posting your content. You have to search on topics that your audience will find helpful or interesting. You should also engage with them and make your site more searchable to get more visitors.

Probably the best books to get started with WordPress

Ensure your WordPress Blog security by Preventing the Attacks

Another vital thing to remember when making or running a blog is to ensure your blog security. Like your house, office, or car, someone could barge in and attack your WordPress blog without proper security features. You don’t want this, especially if you want to make your site grow and become a hit.
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Blynk BRIDGE – Another way to Communicate between two ESP8266 modules

A new excellent method to communicate between Internet of Things modules, regardless the network or position on globe, is available now with the Blynk BRIDGE Technology provided by the IoT Blynk platform. You can now interconnect all your IoT projects using the Cloud Blynk Server as a live central transaction manager and the best part is that this feature is free. Also a big advantage is the simplicity and speed of development process thanks to the Blynk library which does all the hard work.

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Internet of Things for non-programmers with Arduino, Blynk and ESP8266-12F

The answer is NO! You don’t need to be a programmer to make Internet Of Things automation projects!

Many people ask me this days what is Internet of Things and can you make it without codding skills. In this article I will demonstrate how to control things via smartphone with ESP8266 WiFi Module and Blynk platform without writing any line of code. There are a lot of people eager to transform things into smart and connected devices, and that because people, in general, tend to control everything. I know, for instance at least five engineers over 40 years, very skilled in electronics but with almost zero knowledge in programming. Some of them didn’t had the chance to learn, other are simply not interested or not prepared, but everyone is very interested in controlling stuff over the internet. Also other friends with no interest in engineering are becoming attracted by the remote monitoring and control possibilities nowadays.
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Parrot Bebop vs Hubsan H501s X4 – Best two drones under 300$

Either you are in love with photography or you are passionate about aeronautics models, or maybe you just need a great toy for any age, a drone is the perfect fun gadget that you can get. After two months of analysis and research I can finally present you the two best drones under 300$ available on the market nowadays. After reading hundreds of articles and reviews and watching hours of videos I can tell you that the best drones under 300$ are the Parrot Bebop Drone ($$) and the Hubsan H501S X4 ($$), and in this article you will find everything you need to know about both models.
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Arduino Snow Depth Remote Sensing with Ultrasonic sensor and ESP8266

Wouldn’t be great to know in the morning how much snow has fallen over the night just by looking at you smartphone? Either you need to go to work or you want to know the snow depth at your vacancy house in the mountains, there is a simply way to do that by setting up a remote snow depth measuring unit and tracking it with Internet of Things on your mobile devices. In this article I will tell you everything you need to know about this IoT project, in order to do it yourself.

Probably the best books to learn Arduino

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What is AIoTI – The Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation

Have anyone heard about this? While searching news about Internet of Things I recently bumped into a headline about AIoTI and couldn’t help myself to read more. Well, you should know that European Commission and various key IoT players launched in march 2015 The Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation aka AIoTI, an unprecedented European Association based in Brussels. European Commission started this initiative to support and develop the interaction and relations between Internet of Things (IoT) Europe players.
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Arduino Time Sync from NTP Server using ESP8266 WiFi module

Time is the unit measuring our life. Every mechanism in the world of electronics and computers is based on time. Automation as a concept is defined by intelligent actions coordinated by time or in time. When talking about automation engineering, smart projects are driven by very precise triggers and calculations based on timing and synchronization. But how can we get the perfect time without manual adjusting? One way to accomplish that is by asking an NTP Server. In this article you will find everything about how to use ESP8266 as a time source for your Arduino projects without an RTC external module.
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Smart House – Intelligent Home with Internet of Things – Introduction

What is a smart house? How much it costs? How can we achieve it? Three global questions that need rapid answers in the era of smart and intelligent devices. I bet that most of you don’t know that the idea of Home Automation isn’t a recent concept in anyway, but it has been more of a case of technology growing up with the time passing. In this article I will introduce into understanding home automation and smart house definition.
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