NXP FTF 2016: Is the hysteria around connected device security warranted?

May 27, 2016 Embedded Computing Design

There's been a media frenzy around security breaches such as the Jeep hack, pacemaker's being compromised, and insulin pumps being commandeered, but is it really warranted? In all of these cases, the white hat hackers demonstrating vulnerabilities had months (if not years), physical access to the devices, and intimate knowledge of the systems they were attacking. Well, according to Mike Rohrmoser, Director of Product Management for Embedded Systems at Digi International, the concerns are real. And, in part, this is thanks to the maker movement.

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