The attitudes and perceptions around the Internet of Things (IoT) span a wide array of views from the extreme excitement of consumers and manufacturers, to the concerns (bordering on paranoia) of privacy and security professionals.
Incapsula researchers have uncovered a botnet consisting of some 9,000 CCTV cameras located around the world, which was being used to target, among others, one of the company's clients with HTTP floods.
Today’s homes are being built and retrofitted with smart apps and devices to monitor things like security, temperature and lighting.
Security researcher Axelle Apvrille has managed to deliver malware to a FitBit Flex fitness tracker, and to spread the infection to any computer that the device is subsequently connected to.
It is hard to imagine a world where the Internet of Things (IoT) is our collective “normal” – when our interaction with devices around us is so embedded in our lives, how we live, how we move, think and act that these devices have become as natural and normal as the clothes we wear, or the idea of driving a car to work.
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