Justice Department Paying Attention To IoT Device Security

In my humble (non-security professional) opinion, the Internet of Things is a disaster waiting to happen - and by disaster I mean the gamut, from monetary loss, identity theft and even actual physical harm.

Now, the US Justice Department is looking into the gamut of "connected" things  - cars, medical devices, security system and on and on. It seems to be a low-key initial investigation, but hopefully it will result in some helpful suggestions that can be implemented.

Suggestions like; "IoT manufacturers - get your sh*t together!!"
The impetus for the team, which has been informally active for about six months, was an understanding that the Internet is vulnerable to cyber attacks partly because it was not designed with security in mind, Carlin told Reuters, after announcing the group on Thursday at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance conference in Washington.  

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