Internet of things creates web of hacker risks

While the internet of things was intended to make life easier by connecting everyday objects to the internet, enabling them to send and receive data, experts warn that it is also giving new opportunities to hackers.

A bipartisan bill introduced into the U.S. Senate on Aug. 1 — S. 1691, the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 — would require vendors that provide internet-connected equipment to the U.S. government to ensure their products are patchable and conform to industry security standards.

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