01 Feb [INFOGRAPHIC]: Our Homes To Become The Target Of Future Cybercrime
The automated home of the future could become the new target for malware and cybercrime.
With the rapidly evolving technologies of NFC and M2M, automated homes are no longer the stuff of science fiction, but an entirely plausible reality that is not too far away. Already, technology exists that allows you to control various elements of your home through your smartphone, by connecting household items to the internet.
While this will excite the inner futurists and productivity evangelists in all of you, just like mobile phones, with greater connectivity comes greater security issues. In the age of the internet, where everything is connected, our smartphones have increasingly become the target for cybercrime. Any website or app could contain malware; computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, adware… the list is always increasing. Software security company Trend Micro suggests our fridges, TV’s, cars or any ordinary household items connected to the internet, could become the targets for malware as every part of our lives increasingly become connected.
Check out Trend Micro’s infographic below to find out how your household items could be used against you by hackers. You can find the original post here.