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As more devices go online, hackers hunt for vulnerabilities

By The Baltimore Sun | Oct. 24, 2015

"The hack was simple. Terry Dunlap tapped out a few commands on his laptop and within seconds a message popped on the screen: "Done!" With a few more keystrokes, he could see what the security camera could see and swivel it at will.

The demonstration by Columbia-based Tactical Network Solutions illustrates an increasingly widespread problem: A growing number of devices, from security cameras to cars to weapons systems, are designed to connect to computer networks — the so-called "Internet of things.""