The ‘Internet of Things’ Gets Put Through Its Paces
When computer hackers and security pros gather for twin conferences in Las Vegas this week, the focus will be on risks related to the growing assortment of connected thermostats, smartwatches, cars and other devices that the tech industry calls the “internet of things.”
The side-by-side conferences, known as Black Hat and Defcon, offer both a snapshot of the current state of computer security and an early peek at tomorrow’s cybersecurity problems.
Among the biggest looming problems are security vulnerabilities in internet-connected devices. Conference organizers say they received 50 proposals for talks related to hacking the internet of things, an unusually large number.
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