If you think cybercriminals have lots of opportunities to steal your ID, your passwords and your financial information now, just wait to see what happens in 2016. The rise of the Internet of Things is opening up countless new opportunities for hackers to break into your Internet-connected devices.
Today, you've got computers, tablets and smartphones connected to the Internet. Soon, you'll have household devices connected, too, including home security systems, your lights, thermostat, garage door opener and much more.
Companies like Google's Android TV and Samsung want to be your home's IoT control center. In fact, Samsung is rolling out smart TVs this year that will be pre-loaded with security software, to protect you and your online information, like passwords and credit card numbers, from hackers.
Samsung says it has developed a three-layer security system called GAIA that it will include in its smart TVs. It will run on its Tizen smart TV operating system.