Monday, October 03, 2016

Hackers now have wider choice of weapons - The Boston Globe

The Internet of insecure things

"Consumers are famously ill-equipped to protect their personal computers from malware attacks. But most people know enough to install antivirus software and download the latest security patches. Bruce Schneier, a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, said many IoT devices don’t provide a way to update their software, and most people wouldn’t know how anyway.

“We’re moving down the chain to lower-cost embedded devices without upgrade paths, without patch systems, without security teams,” said Schneier, who is also chief technology officer of Resilient, a data security company owned by IBM Corp. “There’s going to be no way to fix this,” said Schneier. “None.”"
Hackers now have wider choice of weapons - The Boston Globe
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