Internet of Things devices: the new cybersecurity threat

Internet of Things

How Internet of Things devices in smart offices can open the door to hackers if left unsecured.

He did not leave any trace of the hack in the building’s network.

Thankfully for Google, Tomaschik carried out the hack not with malicious intent, but to expose faults in the system.

Nevertheless the incident highlights just how vulnerable smart buildings fitted with ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) devices are.

So how big is the risk and what can be done to thwart hackers?

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