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Friday, January 2, 2015

2015 could be year of first smart-home hacks

What's true of consumers' PCs and credit-card accounts will be true of their refrigerators and thermostats: Once those devices can be accessed online, they will be targeted by hackers.

And with Internet controls now being built into millions of appliances, it's likely we'll see successful smart home-hack attacks sooner rather than later.

"Computer systems are inherently insecure," says Andrew White, founder of One Million Gateways, a start-up that's developing digital payment services based on crypto-currency technology.

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