E-cigarettes can be used to hack computers

Following the breaking news that E-cigarettes can be used to hack into computers, Cesare Garlarti, chief security strategist at prpl Foundation had this to say:


“The security of the Internet of Things is fundamentally broken. Developers and manufacturers understandably are eager to get their new hi-tech devices to market and unfortunately often overlook security. The e-cigarette example here is a prime example. The prpl Foundation advocates three focus areas to make IoT more secure: using open source, forging a root of trust in hardware and security by separation. Interoperable open standards are the key requirement if we’re to improve IoT security even in the smallest of connected devices – they will reduce that complexity by effectively outsourcing the trickiest security work to the subject matter experts.”