Bots in the A/C, spyware in the fridge

Wednesday, 2 November 2005, 2:37 PM EST

Over time, the computers inside air conditioners, refrigerators, televisions and automobiles will increasingly connect to cyberspace. This phenomenon also will open them up to the same attacks now threatening PCs, servers and databases. Are we as an industry prepared for such an assault? No. But Trend Micro executives last week said in time, we will be better equipped to take on such attacks.

By Bill Brenner at SearchSecurity.

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