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Why the NSA and other spies will love the Internet of Things

Why the NSA and other spies will love the Internet of Things  #IoT #cybersecurity #infosec

  • In a comment that sounds awfully like a plot point from the TV series “Homeland,” reported by The Intercept , Ledgett said the agency’s research extends into potentially exploiting biomedical devices like pacemakers as a possible “tool in the toolbox.”
  • Why the NSA and other spies will love the Internet of Things
  • It’s no surprise that the U.S. National Security Agency and presumably other spy agencies around the world are investigating how they might take advantage of the new generation of Internet-connected devices in homes and offices for spying purposes.
  • A study last year by the software security firm Veracode found numerous basic security vulnerabilities in devices like garage door openers and some widely sold hubs used to build a home IoT network.
  • And as another study in 2014 by the security arm of Hewlett-Packard found, those devices often leave the factory with default passwords like “12345” enabled and no requirement to change them.

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Hackers already love them, which means spies will, too.


Why the NSA and other spies will love the Internet of Things

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