An Internet of Things ‘crime harvest’ is coming unless security problems are fixed | ZDNet

Internet of Things product manufacturers must get their act together and secure their devices or they risk creating new ways for wrongdoers to commit crimes, a senior police officer has warned.

“All new technologies, all changes in the way that society is ordered — particularly if it is technology — always has a crime harvest. So, when cars were invented, people started drink-driving and stealing cars and it’s exactly the same with the Internet of Things,” said chief constable Michael Barton, head of the Durham Constabulary.

Source: An Internet of Things ‘crime harvest’ is coming unless security problems are fixed | ZDNet

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