The rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the security concerns during its development quickly gained the attention of state and regional authorities and consumers. According to a survey, more than 50% of consumers and 90% of developers are skeptical about the security of IoT.
Security concerns, and just as important, the security risks consumers perceive in internet-connected devices pose a real threat to the influx of hundreds of millions of dollars in connected devices of all types. Also, as the technology is still in its infancy, it is difficult to have a limited framework for its security.
A group of unknown hackers hacked the website's database and stole the personal and financial information of 32 million users. According to CNNMoney, the data was originally posted to the “dark web,” which can be accessed through a special browser called Tor, but entered the open web. Within days of the stolen database going live, people who logged into numerous public accounts were extorted and risked being sent to family and colleagues. Victims of such injuries risk identity theft, extortion, fraud and even death.
Hackers use computer "botnets" to search the Internet for vulnerable websites. Once these sites are identified, they will target complex SQL injection scripts that will allow them to access the site's user information database.
Laws on cell phone interference vary around the world. For example, in UK and Japan, someone can have a jammer, as long as they don't use it. Dozens of countries, including Canada, Mexico, New Zealand,
Norway, Turkey and others, allow police or prison authorities to use jammers. Schools in China and India are using jammers to deter fraudsters. Mexico has caused unrest in churches and hospitals. Pakistan has put banks and libraries in a bind.