The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued an alert warning companies and the public about the cybersecurity risks that networked medical devices and wearable sensors pose to consumers.
According to the FBI, these so-called Internet of Things (IoT) devices—which connect to the web automatically sending and/or receiving data—include a range of consumer devices from lighting modules to smart appliances to thermostats, as well as medical devices such as wireless heart monitors and insulin dispensers, and wearables such as fitness devices.
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