Monday, September 17, 2012

Wi-Fi for your fridge? That's just bananas.


We haven't even scratched the surface on the implications of having devices like these attached to the internet. The more you expose, the vulnerable you'll be, and I doubt people are thinking about lasting security consequences when rushing products to market.

This is where the physical world meets the cyber security world. No longer are you looking at hacking to steal data, but in these instances you're able to do physical harm to another person or people with these compromises. The ability to hack the electronic system of cars and pacemakers is a perfect example of this.

Companies are rushing to attach their technology to the internet without thinking of the long term risks they might have. I sound like a crotchety old man here, but I think in the grand scheme of things this will end up causing more harm than good.  

What do you think?

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