By John Leyden
CES A new standard for Wi-Fi for IoT devices may create yet more ways to attack vulnerable kit, according to a security consultancy with a storied history of hacking into internet-connected gizmos.
Many legacy IoT products – thermostats, remote switches, burglar alarms, weather stations etc. – already communicate in the sub-1GHz ISM band. This lower frequency has range and power advantages but this legacy technology is handicapped by a lack of IP integration.