MoD Preparing to Defend your Fridge from Cyber Attack


The Ministry of Defence has announced that they are focusing on protecting the “Internet of Things” – a much hyped, theoretical future in which everything from mundane household objects to heart monitors are connected to the internet.

Air Vice-Marshal Mark Neal, the MoD’s director of information systems and services told this weeks TechUK conference that while the IoT isn’t yet prevalent, the MoD is listening to the tech futurists and it is “very much part of the agenda within defence.” According to the the Air Vice-Marshal, cyber-terrorists could potentially seize control of IoT devices such medical devices and could siphon off data from interconnected devices such as smart fridges.

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Dr Alexander Kogan, the app developer who originally harvested the Facebook data, said…

“I think what Cambridge Analytica has tried to sell is magic and made claims this is incredibly accurate and it tells you everything there is to tell about you. But I think the reality is it’s not that. If you sit down and you really work through the statistics and you think what does a correlation of point three means, those claims quickly fall apart. And that’s something any person with a statistical background can go and do.”


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