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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

  • 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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@Recode: “Why the NSA and other spies will love the Internet of Things”


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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