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Internet of Things and emerging security issues

Internet of things (IoT) refers to the billions of physical devices around the world that are now connected to eh internet, and the number is growing with smart fridges, washing machines, cameras, doors, TV, microwave, Coffee Machine, and automotive. If something exists or is connected to the internet, then it means it can be hacked, and if anything can be hacked, it will be hacked. The main issues with IoT are that most of the users who buy these devices are tech enthusiasts who want everything in their house to be connected from their smartphone and don't understand the threats that come along with it. A family in Mississippi had their ring camera hacked because they failed to know to protect their Wi-Fi, and someone was taunting their 8-years-old daughter; there are other cases where the families don't even know that their system is hacked and is being broadcasted on the internet. If one of the devices installed in the same Wi-Fi in the house is hacked, the hacker can control other things. If your security camera is hacked, the hacker can then move to a smart oven and run 24/7 and cause a house fire. The biggest issue with IoT is the user isn't educated enough to make proper decisions.


https://www.today.com/money/family-whose-ring-camera-was-hacked-now-suing-company-t172787

https://www.consumerreports.org/hacking/ring-doorbell-accounts-may-be-vulnerable-to-hackers/



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