D&H Distributing announced that it has expanded its selection of "connected home" products.
Last month, a CERT advisory was issued that Belkin Wemo Home Automation firmware contained a hard-coded cryptographic key and password that potential attackers might have been able to extract the key and password to sign a malicious firmware update. Users can rest easy that Belkin has corrected these vulnerabilities, so long as you download the latest app from the App Store (version 1.4.2) or Google Play Store
Security researchers have taken the unusual step of recommending that people stop using Belkin's WeMo home automation products after uncovering a variety of vulnerabilities that attackers can exploit to take control of home networks, thermostats, or other connected devices.
Home technology is trending toward The Jetsons – where light bulbs, appliances, speakers and home monitoring systems can be controlled wirelessly. As consumer awareness about the benefits of technology for the home grows and costs decrease, there will be no limit to what the home of the future can do.
Amazon said Tuesday that it has opened its Home Automation Store. The new site, the company said, will feature over 1,000 connected products, in the categories of lighting, home monitoring, security, temperature control, energy management, and entertainment systems.
Petra Industries this week shipped its Spring 2013 Catalog. The catalog is 1,200 pages, featuring 20,000 products from 500 manufacturers. The catalog features 3,800 new products and over 1,200 price drops.
Petra Industries last week held its 14th annual charity golf tournament, which raised more than $70,000 for a pair of charities, Mercy Ministries of America and Whiz Kids.
Steren Electronics said last week that it has named Vannin Gale its new director of engineering and product management. Gale comes to the company from Belkin, and previously worked at XtremeMac and Eclipse by Fujitsu-Ten.