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The IoT is based on convenience and flare to sell appliances/thermostats, etc.. Being able to receive push notifications on your phone when your washer has completed a load of laundry is not a necessity, although it is desired by many. With the help of the internet, we can now see what is in our refridgerators from an app on our phones, control the thermostat without having to get up from the couch and unlock the door to our home with the slide of a thumb from an iPhone. We can even order items from Amazon Prime Now and have them to our door in just two hours or pay for meals and groceries with a cell phone. Because all of this data is streaming back and forth between our appliances, this makes security loopholes more vulnerable because of the amount of devices that are communicating on the network. Your Nest thermostat may not have the same precautions your Xbox One has and this may make it easier to obtain the security passphrase for the wifi network, allowing someone to sample what information is in your internet traffic. These devices are not necessary for hacking, but they definitely make it easier; especially because they have a myriad of potential to exploit.
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by Strategery 2 years ago
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I believe this technology should be "supervised" in that it should have security guidelines to meet before it is sold to the consumer. Protecting ourselves against identity theft and hacking should be a priority amongst developers before they release their product to the public. I do not believe that the government should heavily regulate our technology, but should develop guidelines to increase our safety when using these products.
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by Strategery 2 years ago
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