By B.N. Frank
Many security experts have written about the vulnerabilities of IoT already. With an almost 75% failure rate, it’s already proven to be more trouble than it’s worth. Yet Big Wireless won’t give up their pursuit of installing IoT everywhere. Of course, this is understandable because they are making money off this foolishness.
As in 2016 and 2017, the number-one cybersecurity concern for the coming year is the Internet of Things (IoT). This really is ‘a security time bomb’ (Nuvias Group)
A security time bomb???!!! What kind of idiot wants that?
Also included by Whatis5G.Info:
According to the Wall Street Journal, the FBI sent a note to private companies warning,
“The exploitation of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) to conduct small-to-large scale attacks on the private industry will very likely continue.”
Security expert, Bruce Schneier isn’t playing around.
More from Bruce:
Today’s threats include hackers crashing airplanes by hacking into computer networks, and remotely disabling cars, either when they’re turned off and parked or while they’re speeding down the highway. We’re worried about manipulated counts from electronic voting machines, frozen water pipes through hacked thermostats, and remote murder through hacked medical devices. The possibilities are pretty literally endless. The Internet of Things will allow for attacks we can’t even imagine.
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Crashing airplanes???!!! Remotely disabling cars???!!! Remote murder through hacked medical devices???!!! The possibilities are pretty literally endless???!!!! OMG IoT!
Whatis5G.info also breaks down cybersecurity issues into detailed categories including:
- SPEED OF DEPLOYMENT
- HOW TECHNOLOGIES IMPACT ONE ANOTHER
- SO WHO IS OVERSEEING IOT CYBER SECURITY?
- PREDICTIONS AND COST OF IOT CYBER SECURITY
- ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ON IOT CYBER SECURITY
I’ve also written a few articles about the idiocy of IoT:
- According to Cisco, 3 Reasons Why Almost 75% of Internet of Things (IoT) Projects Fail. Taxpayer Dollars Still Spent to Connect Everything to It?
- Swamp Drainage Update: Ex FCC Chairman Working AGAIN for Telecom Industry and Continuing to Promote Risky 5G and “Internet of Things” (IoT).
- The Internet of Things and the FCC: Failure Rate Approx. 75%, Millions Already Hacked, Tax Dollars Spent
I included many links to articles about IoT failures as well as testimony from security experts as well. Some of my favorites include:
- “This Teen Hacked 150,000 Printers to Show How the Internet of Things Is Shit”
- “In a relatively short time, we’ve taken a system built to resist destruction by nuclear weapons and made it vulnerable to toasters.”
- “If we must have an IoT bog roll holder, can we at least make it secure? It’s the internet of sh*tty things, says Intel Security’s Raj Samani”
- What happens when dishwashers attack the network?”
- “Developing an IoT Nightmare: My Smart Fork Ate My Data”
- “University hacked by its own vending machines: How IoT almost took entire campus offline”
Funny but not funny because:
“You know IoT security is bad when libertarians call for strict regulation, ‘When the internet crashes into the real world and people get killed’ you’ll be sorry”
“Security Experts Warn Congress That the Internet of Things Could Kill People. Poorly secured webcams and other Internet-connected devices are already being used as tools for cyberattacks. Can the government prevent this from becoming a catastrophic problem?”
Regardless, there are big plans for IoT:
Dumb dumb dumb dumb.
Why on earth would anyone install anything with a 75% failure rate on an electric grid?
Pure idiocy, pure greed, or pure evil? Argh.
False alerts about floods, radiation levels are just some of the ways attackers can abuse weakly protected IoT devices, researchers warn.