Re: The quiet threat inside 'internet of things' devices
IOT security has been acknowledged as an issue for quite a while. But IMO your sights are set too low. While the Republican party keeps the US government shut down in support of billions of dollars for Trump’s Wall, the rest of the world keeps rolling along.
“According to one recently retired national security official focused on emerging threats presented by advanced technology, China is on track to be 20 years ahead of the United States in the not-too-distant future …The U.S., unlike China, cannot unilaterally force private companies and citizens to work on certain issues or establish certain security standards. In the past, the NSA and its partners “spent years” trying to persuade private companies “to upgrade” to the most secure forms of encryption, says Green at Johns Hopkins. “The U.S. initiative to do this basically failed. The NSA gave up a couple years ago and just said, Don’t bother.”