Social Engineering in the Internet of Everything

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Social Engineering in the Internet of Everything

Posted July 26, 2016 in Data Analytics & Digital Technologies Cutter Business Technology Journal
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Historically, social engineering exploitations in computer systems were limited to traditional Internet communications such as email and website platforms. However, in the Internet of Things (IoT), the threat landscape includes vehicles, industrial control systems, and even smart home appliances. Add to this mix naive users and default passwords that are extremely weak and easily guessed, and the threat becomes greater. As a result, the effects of a deception-based attack will now no longer be limited to cyberspace (e.g., stealing information, compromising a system, crashing a Web service), but can also result in physical impacts.