What security risks are hidden in your Christmas presents this year? | CyberSecurity | Internet of Things | Propriété Intellectuelle et Numérique | Scoop.it

According to gizmag, today’s kids expect their toys to connect to the internet, pair with smart devices, and let them join in the latest tech trends, often before their parents. However, while there are good reasons parents should think twice before buying tech toys for their kids, as you will read below, security risks aren’t just confined to gadgets for children.

As the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly becomes reality as more and more objects are embedded with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity that enables them to collect and exchange data, how many of your Christmas gifts could be the equivalent of the Trojan Horse? It was a decisive end to the Trojan War when the Greeks used subterfuge to enter the city of Troy, hiding some of their army inside a huge wooden horse. After pretending to sail away, the unsuspecting Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy. Later that night the Greek force crept out of the horse and opened the city gates for the rest of the Greek army to enter and destroy the city. What attackers could be potentially unleashed in your Christmas gifts?


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