Coming soon: Murder by Internet
Imagine a fleet of quad copters or drones equipped with explosives and controlled by terrorists. Or someone who hacks into a connected insulin pump and changes the settings in a lethal way. Or maybe the hacker who accesses a building’s furnace and thermostat controls and runs the furnace full bore until a fire is started.
Those may all sound like plot material for a James Bond movie, but there are security experts who now believe, as does Jeff Williams, CTO of Contrast Security, that “the Internet of Things will kill someone.”