Sunday June 12, 2016

NSA To Exploit Internet Of Things, Including Biomedical Devices

Not shocking, but the agency has gone on record that they will certainly be taking advantage of interconnected technologies for monitoring and related purposes. The deputy director suggests that the billions of devices out there results in greater chances of vulnerabilities they could exploit.

"We’re looking at it sort of theoretically from a research point of view right now," Richard Ledgett, the NSA’s deputy director, said at a conference on military technology at Washington’s Newseum on Friday. Biomedical devices could be a new source of information for the NSA’s data hoards آ— "maybe a niche kind of thing آ… a tool in the toolbox," he said, though he added that there are easier ways to keep track of overseas terrorists and foreign intelligence agents.