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‘The Return Of The Thing’ Cyber Insights for 30th November from The National Cyber Skills Centre

By . December 20, 2018

There is a new breed of ‘thing’ ready to compromise your security.

Back in 1982 long before the world got connected a horror film called ‘The Thing’ hit the big screen. The ‘thing’ in this instance was an extraterrestrial lifeform that assimilates other organisms and in turn, imitates them. In this story, it manages to infiltrate an Antarctic research station, taking the appearance of the researchers that it absorbs, and paranoia develops within the group.

Was this a warning as to what would come 34 years later? You would be forgiven for thinking so. As collectively we sit here now allowing many, many ‘things’ to connect to the internet in both our homes and offices, containing information that may be used to harm us. The Internet Of Things (IoT) has been around now for a handful of years, but it’s rapidly entering the mainstream.

With the holiday season just around the corner, all manner of high street consumer electronics vendors are tempting us with ‘connected’ devices, from thermostats to security cameras, smoke detectors, entertainments devices, lighting, washing machines, coffee makers; need I go on? They are marketing them as ‘smart’ devices, ‘connected’ devices, or part of a ‘smart home’. It is time to live like the Jetsons, where at the swipe of a finger on your smartphone you can control every labour-saving device and appliance in your home...

Read the rest over at Cyber Insights, brought to you by the National Cyber Skills Centre.

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