In a world where connected devices will soon outnumber connected users six to one, attention must be paid to the security of those connections. The security of the component devices of the Internet of Things has just started to become a matter of direct litigation, but has the potential to develop into a perpetual motion machine of lawsuits for the plaintiffs’ class-action bar. There will always be more component devices added to the Internet of Things; these will always be found to contain some level of vulnerability if hacked, probed, and pushed enough; plaintiffs hope, therefore, that they are embarking on an endless summer of product-linked cybersecurity class-action lawsuits.

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