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CIA Exploits of IoT Devices, What Lessons Can We Learn?

CIA Exploits of IoT Devices, What Lessons Can We Learn?

CIA Exploits of IoT Devices, What Lessons Can We Learn? March 16, 2017 By: Alan Grau , Icon Labs Recent WikiLeak documents allege that the CIA developed, or sought to develop, or even borrowed cyberattack technology that could target a wide range of IoT devices, including smart TVs, connected cars, and mobile phones. In the case of smart TVs and mobile phones, the attacks enabled these devices to eavesdrop on voice communications, data communications, or both. The concepts of using connected devices for gathering intelligence or perpetrating malicious acts is certainly not new, but the scope of activities reported in the WikiLeak documents is startling to some. However, as someone working on security for IoT devices, I didn't find this particularly surprising. I certainly don't have any inside information on the activities of the CIA or other government agencies, but have ...

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