Few people are familiar with the Chicago-based MBM Company, Inc, but perhaps you might be familiar with its jewelry brand Limogés Jewelry. This firm sells cut-price trinkets through its website to customers across the US and Canada. Researchers from German security firm Kromtech Security allege that until recently, MBM Company was improperly handling customer details. On February 6, they identified an unsecured Amazon S3 storage bucket, containing a MSSQL database backup file. According to Kromtech Security’s head of communications, Bob Diachenko, further analysis of the file revealed it held the personal information for over 1.3 million people. This includes addresses,…
Triggi, an IoT device connectivity startup from the Netherlands raised $ 1.3M. The investment round was led by Pim Schmitz, the CEO of Talpa.
Triggi helps Philips Hue, Fitbit, Amazon Alexa, Next Thermostat, and other connected devices talk to each other. The founding team previously launched Toon, a European equivalent of Next Thermostat. Triggi will use the funding proceeds to fast-track the development of the platform.
Customers can connect online services and smart devices to each other using Triggi. For instance, one can set the alarm automatically if not at home. Or switch on the lights when the sun goes down.
The startup defines a ‘Trig’ as a “personal selection of conditions and actions to make something happen through the Triggi app. A condition is a thing that should happen for the trigg to start. A trigg consists of at least one WHEN condition and one THEN action”.
There are other connectivity services as well, like IFTTT and Zapier primarily for connecting web services. However, Trigg is aimed towards ‘connected devices’ that might need multiple conditions and triggers to be able to connect to each other.
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Samsung announced the sales of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ surpassed the 1.3 million mark in South Korea. The number amounts for around 12,000 new phones every day, smashing the company’s previous records. The Galaxy S8 sold 1 million phones in 37 days. According to sources, this is almost twice faster than the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the Samsung Galaxy S6. The announcement also led to a record high price of Samsung Electronics stocks. Samsung is planning to start selling Blue Coral and Pink Gold color options of the Galaxy S8 duo, along with the reborn Galaxy Note 7R phone. The…