Friday, April 7, 2017

IoT security sucks, here’s how to fix it

When most people think about the IoT, they think about their smart appliances. The typical home has at least one connected device in it, be it a thermostat, a television, or an appliance. Given that perception, it might be easy to dismiss the idea of a ransomware attack as harmless. After all, it’s rather unlikely that a hacker will be all that interested in preventing you from accessing your refrigerator or coffee maker. The thing is, though, that the IoT extends well beyond household appliances. Everything from urban transportation systems to medical equipment to utilities and even our cars are…

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