On the Internet of Things, Security Not a Welcome Guest

When it comes to hot new destination known as Internet of Things or IoT, security was never a welcome guest.  More and more connectivity and ‘smarter’ devices — your microwave’s on Facebook! — equals greater efficiency, convenience and cost savings.  At least in the short term. In the long term, the inherent insecurity of these newly connected devices looms as a serious downstream risk to not just privacy but health and safety.  The party poopers in the security field have been warning of the security problems with Internet-connected devices for years. Now they’re demonstrating them.    See:    Internet of Crappy Things – IoT (Kaspersky Labs)

 

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