IoT is Internet of Things, a catch-all phrase used to describe any device that is able to connect to the internet in order to be controlled or perform its defined actions.
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- 2016-10-22 The massive DDoS attack that almost brought down US internet – how it happened and why
…hackers had leveraged vulnerable IoT (Internet of Things) devices to mount the attacks.
- 2016-10-27 Common enterprise IoT devices are hackable in minutes
- 2017-07-18 FBI Warns Parents of Privacy Risks With Internet-Connected Toys
- 2017-07 IoT Fish Tank exploited at a casino: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2017/07/21/how-a-fish-tank-helped-hack-a-casino/ https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2017/08/penetrating_a_c.html https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2017/07/27/internet-connected-fish-tank-hackers/
- Criticism: Use dumber/simpler devices instead: NYT: 2018-02-21 In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better
wristwatch vs. Apple Watch
car mount vs. a smart car console
alarm clock vs. Amazon Echo Spot
kitchen timer vs. Amazon Echo
piece of paper vs. a tablet
- 2020-12-08 WIRED: Critical Flaws in Millions of IoT Devices May Never Get Fixed / Amnesia:33 is the latest in a long line of vulnerabilities that affect countless embedded devices.
- ""my laundry machine uses gigabytes of traffic every day" is another one of those fun things we can say now that we live in The Future™" @holman April 9, 2021