More than the threat from the hackers, I see here a potential threat from the counterfeiters who could make products which are look-alikes of the branded ( and hence fortified against security threats) products.
Such counterfeit products could be easy target for hackers or could have some serious bugs and performance issues.
It seems like there are some fairly solid security standards that can be used to address most of the concerns I have heard so far. The issues always come back to the human factors. Rogue insiders, users who operate in default modes, poor password protection, etc. Securing us from ourselves or from a few 'bad actors' will always be the difficult bit...
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