China, Russia amassing personal info seized in hacks for counter-intelligence

Chinese and Russian intelligence services are collecting personally identifiable information on a grand scale so they can target American government workers for counter-intelligence, a U.S. official told CNN Tuesday.


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The Tangled Web of IoT Security


The Internet of Things, or IoT, consists of “uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure,” according to Wikipedia. The IoT is “the network of physical objects accessed through the Internet,” according to Cisco Systems. In addition to there being no clear definition of the IoT, estimates vary widely about the number of unique devices it includes. There are an estimated 26 billion devices, according to Gartner, but a whopping 212 billion, according to IDC.

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