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Old 10-23-2015, 10:06 AM
 
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In case you're not familiar with the term https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_Things

Anything from your fridge to the coffee pot, to CCTV cameras can be compromised and used for nefarious purposes.

Attackers hijack CCTV cameras to launch DDoS attacks | Computerworld

Fridge caught sending spam emails in botnet attack - CNET

Researcher hijacks unsecure embedded devices en masse for Internet scanning project | Computerworld

It's only going to get worse as the number of attached devices increase and security remains poor.
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:16 AM
 
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In case you're not familiar with the term https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_Things

Anything from your fridge to the coffee pot, to CCTV cameras can be compromised and used for nefarious purposes.

Attackers hijack CCTV cameras to launch DDoS attacks | Computerworld

Fridge caught sending spam emails in botnet attack - CNET

Researcher hijacks unsecure embedded devices en masse for Internet scanning project | Computerworld

It's only going to get worse as the number of attached devices increase and security remains poor.
Nova on PBS just did a show on Cyber attacks and this is one of the topics they covered.

Two interesting and scary things they did. The "victim" was part of this so I don't know how scripted it was. They set up spoofed wifi connection in a coffee shop, the victim connected to the spoofed connection. They installed a key logger and GPS tracking software. They obtained his password for his home security sytem with the keylogger and then used the GPS that was sending out his location to find his house and ultimately enter his house when he wasn't there.

Even crazier than that they were able to gain control of a car, they only demonstrated hitting the brakes but they basically could have done anything with it other than steer it.


NOVA | CyberWar Threat
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:22 AM
 
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Thanks for the link, will be watching that later
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:46 PM
 
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Anything that is wireless is vulnerable to mischievousness.

That's why I will never get wireless security for the house.

The middle portion (with the consumer stuff) of the NOVA program should be standard training material for all Americans.

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