The internal security risks grow with Internet of Things

The internet of things promises to change peoples’ lives by connecting everything to the internet. But there are risks.

Downtime noted last week that lazy workers taking the day off under the guise of “getting the boiler fixed” could be revealed as a liar by the boiler itself, which will have enough computational power to send an email to the boss telling him it is in perfect working order.

Worryingly for the work-shy is the chip that is swallowed to monitor health. The old fashioned excuse of staying at home because “I am ill” will also be destined for the history books as Proteus Digital Health chips, due for launch this year, inform bosses via a Twitter message that in fact apart from the Vindaloo that is making life inside a little uncomfortable, the excuse maker is in full working order.