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The Internet of Things, that is to say all of those devices we use that are connected or "smart," continues to multiply like rabbits in spring. According to various sources, the number of wirelessly connected devices is estimated to reach more than 40 billion worldwide by 2020, including one billion smart electric meters, 150 million connected cars, and 100 million smart lights. From insulin pumps to thermostats to coffee makers, more and things we use in our daily lives that we don’t normally think of as computers, are, in fact, behaving like computers.
By now having brains and being connected, these devices make our lives easier by offering apps to control them and by tailoring their behavior to us. But this convenience comes at price; namely, that many of these devices that we now connect to our computers, home networks or the Internet are now susceptible to malware and hacking. Use the navigation buttons above to see how 12 devices many of us use in our daily lives have been shown to be hackable.
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