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The Internet of Things (or short: IoT) is the phase of the Internet where physical devices are connected to the Internet, collecting and exchanging data without our direct involvement.

«Smart» light bulbs are prone to be infected by malware, turning the bulbs into contagious devices. «Smart» Bluetooth-door-locks give away their passwords in cleartext. Even more about insecure smart locks on 33C3. Experts are seriously worried about attacks on whole smart cities. And this is not some theoretical stuff: University attacked by its own vending machines, smart light bulbs and 5,000 IoT devices.

In short: these days, «smart» is a synonym for insecure. Please remember that.

Here is an illustration from Twitter which summarizes some threats:

Now, you might laughing about this image. Let's wait a bit and see how you feel like when people you know are dying because of malicious or not working IoT devices.

Articles tagged with "iot" are somewhat similar to my cloud articles. However, IoT is a special kind of cloud-related device. Since we face many bad issues with IoT devices I introduced this tag with 2017-05-14 and re-tagged older articles that are related to IoT as well.

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Recommended similar tags are cloud, privacy, security, and surveillance.


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