The growing importance of securing the Internet of Things

The proliferation of Internet-connected devices has made them increasingly attractive targets for hackers.
The proliferation of Internet-connected devices has made them increasingly attractive targets for hackers.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

All it took to infiltrate a home Wi-Fi network was a smart light bulb.

Last month, researchers at cyber-security firm Check Point showed how a vulnerability in market-leading Philips Hue smart lights could be used as the entry point for malware to attack other devices that share the same Wi-Fi network.

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