The Internet of Things is bringing us physically closer to the cyberspace, and an attack on the Internet-connected objects used in everyday life is an attack on the victim’s physical space and being. Automatic vehicles, medical devices, smart meters will may not only provide more data about personal lives, but also provide hackers with a window of control of the physical world surrounding us. In the rush to develop and manufacture Internet-connected devices, many are making the security of these devices a secondary or tertiary priority. Many experts from the public and private sectors believe the Internet of Things will not be able to evolve until these devices are being built with a fundamentally new security model.
Source: Tom’s Guide