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IoT: We're serfs and pawns

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Oct 3, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    There is a huge problem with the ugly Internet of Things (IoT). Many IoT thingies have the security of wet tissue paper, and they’re being used in large swarms and masses to wreak havoc.

    A colleague of mine, Stephen Satchell, says misbehaving IoT devices should bear the full front of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and be recalled, every last one of them.


    Why won’t this happen? Let me speculate.

    It’s because our own government, that is to say the more covert parts of the U.S. government, has its own cadre of botnets and control vectors that allows them interesting windows into foreign lands.

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