Yes, your smart toaster really will be spying on you for the government

Home IoT devices with weak security will provide “new opportunities for our own intelligence collector”, says US intelligence expert James Clapper. Image: iStock The boom in Internet of Things (IoT) devices — especially those ones with poor security — is going to be good news for spies, according the director of US intelligence. In his worldwide threat assessment delivered to the US Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this week, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warned that the proliferation of smart devices with poor security design “could lead to widespread vulnerabilities in civilian infrastructures and US government systems”. But it’s not all bad news, especially if you’re a spy: while these badly-designed devices will undermine security, the flip-side of that means “new opportunities for our own intelligence collectors,” said Clapper.…


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