Bruce Schneier on the coming IoT security dumpster-fire / Boing Boing

Bruce Schneier on the coming IoT security dumpster-fire

  • As more things come under software control, they become vulnerable to all the attacks we’ve seen against computers.
  • The Internet of Things is a result of everything turning into a computer.
  • The Internet of Things Will Turn Large-Scale Hacks into Real World Disasters [Bruce Schneier/Motherboard]
  • Right now, the only way to patch most home routers is to throw them away and buy new ones.
  • But because many of these things are both inexpensive and long-lasting, many of the patch and update systems that work with computers and smartphones won’t work.

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@BoingBoing: “Bruce Schneier on the coming IoT security dumpster-fire”


Bruce Schneier warns us that the Internet of Things security dumpster-fire isn’t just bad laptop security for thermostats: rather, that “software control” (of an ever-widening pool of technologies); interconnections; and autonomy (systems designed to act without human intervention, often responding faster than humans possibly could) creates an urgency over security questions that presents an urgent threat the like of which we’ve never seen.


Bruce Schneier on the coming IoT security dumpster-fire / Boing Boing

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