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Security Company to Start Marketing Sensor Protection Device

  • BuzzFeed, Monday, November 16, 2015 12:21 PM

For several years, cybersecurity experts have been warning of the risks associated with the emerging Internet of Things, the vast network of connected devices people have started to bring into their homes. A smart thermostat, coffee maker, television, and speaker system may make life easier and more customizable, but they also present a new class of entry points for a hacker to infiltrate your home network and steal valuable personal information. It creates, to use the language of the cybersecurity industry, a huge attack surface. One of the biggest obstacles to securing these devices is that keeping them all up to date with the latest security patches takes time. Even then, many IoT devices don’t have built in security protection. The end result is a mishmash of security standards, heaven for a hacker.

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