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Kaspersky: Connected things will be a popular target for hackers

Cybersecurity expert warns hackers will absolutely love compromised connected Things.

Published Thu, Jun 25 2015 12:35 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:06 PM CST

Eugene Kaspersky is the founder of the Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity software company, and believes hackers will have plenty of opportunities when it comes to targeting connected Things.

Kaspersky: Connected things will be a popular target for hackers | TweakTown.com

"You call it Internet of things; I call it Internet of threats," Kaspersky recently said on NBC News. Kaspersky noted that hackers could be able to display messages on a smart TV, smartwatch and other connected devices, or be malicious and compromise personal information.

It's no secret that IoT is expected to be more disruptive, but cybersecurity experts are concerned. Even though more Things will be in our apartments and homes, consumers don't appear completely sold on the technology - so manufacturers will have to address that problem while also trying to improve security protocols.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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