Thermostats can now get infected with ransomware, because 2016

The first ransomware for a smart thermostat device has been displayed at this year's Defcon conference in Las Vegas. If you’ve encountered ransomware before, you’re familiar with how incredibly destructive it can be. It literally holds your computer and files hostage unless you cough up a steep ransom, usually paid in Bitcoin. Now, it looks like ransomware is about to make the leap from computers and smartphones to Internet of Things devices.

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