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The internet of risks – fact or theory?

20
Sep
2016
The internet of risks – fact or theory?

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Every once in a while some new proof of concept is released in the IoT sector promising to make our lives better. But along comes a hacker who proves how unreliable the entire system is. In this sense, not only the smart home but the internet of things in general still has a lot to accomplish, especially in the security sector.

It’s safe to say we’re not there yet, judging from the high number of security fails we’ve witnessed. Let’s take a minute to remember the accident causing self-driving cars soon to turn into self-driving taxis, the smart socket, the smart diaphragm and the pet feeder that left hundreds of pets hungry when the servers went down. We shouldn’t forget about the smart doorbell that sent one homeowner’s front door video footage to a complete stranger or the most recent event described on reddit, when a user’s front door was unlocked by his neighbor via vocal command due to a Siri setup gone wrong.

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