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Not Just about the Data

Cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier explains why IoT is a new kind of threat

  • Kevin Jackson
  • Science Node
  • February 17, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) finds its way into your life slowly at first. An Alexa device in the kitchen is soon accompanied by a connected camera for your doorbell. Before you know it, you’re surrounded by gadgets made cheaply by companies that believe security is, at best, an afterthought.

The IoT is fraught with vulnerability issues, and hackers may enlist these devices as players in malicious botnets. That said, the IoT’s security problems are often overblown in the media. Every new technology has its stumbles, but those mistakes can be corrected. …

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.