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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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Simone Olckers

Editor at Talan
Simone fulfils the main editorial function for all new content on Talan Innovation. She was previously the online editor for a luxury magazine based in Cape Town, South Africa. Her interest in innovation and technology is in it's application to the fashion industry. Simone began curating articles for Talan Innovation in December 2014. She is currently busy with her MBA in Fashion Business at IFA Paris.

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