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, sometimes also called smart devices like a smart speaker.
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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
- Indie Box
- Google Home (product at Google Home)
- privacy not included: A Guide to Make Shopping for Connected Gifts Safer, Easier, and Way More Fun
- smart speaker
- 2023-01-29 Evolution of Smart Products
- Criticism: sloppy security & privacy practices (disconnect your Nexx garage door from the internet) 2023-04-04 Ars Technica Open garage doors anywhere in the world by exploiting this “smart” device