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Social engineering in the internet of everything

Social engineering in the internet of everything

Gan, Diane ORCID: 0000-0002-0920-7572 and Heartfield, Ryan (2016) Social engineering in the internet of everything. Cutter IT Journal, 29 (7). pp. 20-29. ISSN 1522-7383

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Abstract

The Internet of Everything is becoming a reality, with fridges, smart TVs, cars, medical monitoring equipment and industrial control systems all communicating via the Internet. There have already been cases where smart toys have been exploited by hackers to steal personal information. Social engineering attacks on these devices which have little or no security are already a reality with hackers being quick to exploit any weakness in cyber space. This article reviews past cases, gives three scenarios which could lead to the owner of an IoT device giving private information to hackers and then proposes defence recommendations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Engineering, Internet of Everything
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Internet of Things and Security (ISEC)
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Computing & Information Systems
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Last Modified: 19 May 2019 10:56
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT d
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 4
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16718

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