Most hackable devices

Consumer devices vulnerable

There are now more than 3 billion connected devices in use by consumers, according to Gartner, and this number will increase to 4 billion next year.

A big chunk of that increase will come as a result of the holiday season, when 65 percent of Americans say they plan to buy consumer electronics gifts, according to an October report by the Consumer Electronics Association. The amount of spending on tech will reach $34.2 billion, making the the biggest tech shopping season on record, according to Shawn DuBravac, CEA’s chief economist and senior director of research.

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