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Internet of Thingbots: The New Security Worry
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Shane M. O'Neill
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4/30/2014 | 5:16:22 PM
Re: Avoiding pitfalls of Internet of People
Hey, I do floss every night.

My high-level observation here is that after witnessing the Target breach and Heartbleed, we're not ready yet for the Internet of things. Security isn't resilient enough and people aren't prudent enough. But here come the vendors pushing out products as fast as they can. I like the idea of connected home appliances that I can control from a smartphone -- it's innovative and useful and there's definitely a cool factor. But I'm going to wait out the hacks and growing pains. See you in 2016.
Lorna Garey
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4/30/2014 | 3:30:43 PM
Re: Avoiding pitfalls of Internet of People
Sure, and we should all floss every night too. Let's face it, hardly anyone really understands IPv6, developers whip out APIs with little regard for security, and a fair number of consumers are going to enable their fridges to communicate for no other reason than because it's whiz-bang and cool. We're doomed.
Laurianne
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4/30/2014 | 2:21:22 PM
Re: Compromised IoT, a cheaper way to SPAM?
I agree, we should not be surprised to see new types of device hacks. Take this week's news around a baby monitor being hacked. Anything with a camera deserves special scrutiny.


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