Everything from your first cup of coffee & your commute to the office, to your afternoon snack & evening walk with your dog can now be connected and tracked. This is the kind of world we will soon live in - a world where every device or appliance we use in our day-to-day is connected to the Internet. Because of how widespread it has the potential to become, the Internet of Things could easily transform how we live, work, and play. The possibilities are limitless. ... Unfortunately, so are the security risks. “Many IoT devices are consumer-oriented, which means their owners don’t have a security-conscious IT department,” writes CSO’s Josh Fruhlinger, who refers to IoT as a ‘security disaster in the making.’ “[And] because IoT is a new field, it’s dominated by companies that don’t have the same mindset as the manufacturers of mission-critical servers - and that can spell trouble.” Here are just a few things you will need to watch out for as IoT progresses through its growing pains.
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