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From: John F Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:26:08 -0500
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Yes, but...    (01)

There are serious security issues.  Note the quotation below.    (02)

The challenge is to make systems easier to use for legitimate
users, while keeping out the bad guys.    (03)

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http://www.crn.com/news/security/300075938/internet-of-things-might-be-greatest-risk-to-security-privacy-sophos-researcher.htm    (05)

"I have spent a lot of time breaking the Internet of Things," Lyne told 
the audience.    (06)

 From networked power switches in our homes to CCTV systems streaming 
video of stores and schools, these "smart" devices are being sold with 
astonishingly outdated security, Lyne said.    (07)

Most IoT devices hit the market with security technology reminiscent of 
2004, Lyne said. Hackers simply write scripts to find vulnerable 
devices, then commandeer them to infiltrate individuals, companies and 
public institutions.    (08)

That's just the beginning. "There are more serious prospects coming," he 
said, describing a penetration test that revealed the ease with which a 
cybercriminal could cripple a power station.    (09)

People aren't getting hacked by super viruses, Lyne said. It's just 
run-of-the-mill attacks that are only successful because users, and 
often vendors, fail to implement basic best practices.    (010)

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