The exposure to being hacked raises a lot of questions about the so-called Internet of Things. If everything is connected to the Net, then everything is tracking you, like my Fitbit. That information is valuable in and of itself to hackers looking to embarrass or blackmail people.
But, as bad as that is, what is worse is the ability of hackers to actually take control of those devices, especially when talking about medical devices, or transportation. Given the number of hacks that have already been reported, and the severity of them, I have little faith that anyone can truly protect our information or devices.
Maybe I’m just a pessimist. What do you think?
Related: How Hard Would it Be for Hackers to Take Out a City? Not very.