Is your fridge spamming you?
Seriously! Is it? Sending you emails?
As more and more devices become Internet enabled the potential for more security issues arise
The same article talking about McAfee (see above) said the following
“As home appliances become internet-enabled, the security risks have increased. A recent investigation showed that even a hacked refrigerator was sending spam emails.“
An article at http://www.proofpoint.com/about-us/press-releases/01162014.php talks of proven cyber attack and malicious emails (750,000) from refrigerators, televisions, routers, security systems, and other Internet connected devices.
Symantec (Nortons) talks about security of the IoT and already existing threats.
For more articles search for “”security of internet enabled devices”