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Connected technologies open up many different security problems

Everything from HDTVs to refrigerators, cars, microwaves, and other goods are now 'connected', but at what cost?

| Connectivity & Communications News | Posted: Jan 18, 2014 7:26 pm

The emergence of connected technologies, with products ranging from high-definition TVs and refrigerators to newer cars, there is huge potential possible for innovative companies. However, a lag in security of connected devices will give cyber criminals a new platform to exploit moving forward, depending how they access the compromised unit.

 

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"Botnets are already a major security concern and the emergence of thingbots may make the situation much worse," said David Knight, Proofpoint Information Security division, in a statement. "Many of these devices are poorly protected at best and consumers have virtually no way to detect or fix infections when they do occur."

 

Manufacturers and security experts are working on next-generation security products aimed at helping keep connected technologies more secure. As more consumers embrace 'smart' goods at home and in the workplace, this will continue to be a struggle in the looming years.

NEWS SOURCES:Cnn.com

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