Mobile Social Consumers

Some say it was the refrigerator what done it. Others say it was innocent, and it just happened to be in the same place (well on the same network) as the real culprit. But whether or not the refrigerator was innocent, the Internet of Things (IoT) is still a big cyber security risk.

Disruption

Think of the disruption a dedicated hacker could cause.  Access lighting or heating systems and you could make the office buildings of a competitor uninhabitable. Access security systems and you could look people out of certain rooms, or perhaps in them, if you were really mean.

Denial of service attacks

One potential problem is malicious people using IoT devices such as routers, security cameras, printers, and yes even fridges, to act as “bot nets”, networks of remotely controlled computers, that can be used to launch cyber attacks. (Rather delightfully networks of IoT devices used in…

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