IoT Could Be Used by Spies, U.S. Intelligence Chief Says

James Clapper tells senators the vulnerabilities in connected devices that hackers exploit can also be used for surveillance by foreign countries. As the Internet of things has grown, so has the debate about security around it.Much of the focus has been around the fact that with billions of new systems, devices and sensors connecting each year, the attack surface for hackers continues to widen. Add in a lack of security in many of these connected devices and their growing popularity in homes and businesses, and the issue becomes even more concerning.”It says neither consumers nor vendors care about security, and it’s going to be an amazing apocalypse,” security researcher Dan Tentler told eWEEK last month after reports of vulnerabilities in webcams surfaced.Earlier this week, James Clapper, U.S. director of national…


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