Title: The Role of the Refrigerator in Identity Crime?

Issue Number: Vol. 5, No. 1
Year of Publication: Jan - 2016
Page Numbers: 1-9
Authors: Eric Holm
Journal Name: International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P001974


This paper explores how botnets in smart devices are exacerbating identity crime. This paper places the refrigerator at the heart of this discussion of the Internet of things that has become connected through the Internet and thereby susceptible to botnets and the collection of personal identification information as an enabler for identity crime. The paper highlights the fallibility of these devices and provides some mechanism to deal with these new risks and presents discussion on the need to for this relationship to be further explored.