‘Internet of things’ or ‘vulnerability of everything’? Japan will hack its own citizens to find out | CNN

Children playing in a middle school gym in Indonesia; a man getting ready for bed in a Moscow apartment; an Australian family coming and going from their garage; and a woman feeding her cat in Japan.

All of these were live on the internet on Friday to anyone who knew the right address, through cameras with little or no security, whose owners probably don’t realize they’re broadcasting every second online.
The rise of the “internet of things” (IOT) — a vague term covering anything which connects to the internet that you usually wouldn’t expect to — has flooded households and businesses across the world with poorly secured devices easily accessible online, from webcams and printers to “smart” fridges and speakers.
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