Easy-to-hijack ‘smart’ devices just crashed some of the world’s biggest online platforms. Experts say it’s a wake-up call to improve security – and quicklySupport our fearless, independent journalism with a contribution or by becoming a memberCan the world wide web survive the internet of things? It’s a question many are asking after a vast attack on US and European internet structure last week, likely led by “smart” DVR players and webcams, that has left the tech industry reeling.And according to experts, unless hardware and software manufacturers band together to improve the security of the open internet – and quickly – more attacks are imminent. Related: ‘Smart’ devices ‘too dumb’ to fend off cyber-attacks, say experts Related: US intelligence chief: we might use the internet of things to spy on you Continue reading