Hackers can hijack the Internet of Things, FTC chairwoman warns

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LAS VEGAS — The Internet of Things may be a term so vague as to be useless in describing connected devices and their associated apps

But that didn’t stop Samsung CEO BK Yoon from painting a bright picture of a connected utopian future at CES this week — and it certainly didn’t stop the Federal government from pouring cold water on that vision as fast as possible.

“Any device that is connected to the Internet is at risk of being hijacked,” Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez said in her CES keynote address [PDF] the morning after Yoon’s

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