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The Internet Of Things Just Got Even More Unsafe To Use

You’ve probably heard this one before. A scientist grows abnormally obsessive about his research. He is in over his head. He is fiddling with powers way beyond his own physical or intellectual capability. The next thing you know, an apocalypse is nigh. If you were to really think about it now, that’s pretty much the case with the internet of things today. We have in our hands a technology with unlimited potential, a technology that can actually allow the myriad devices connected within our network to talk to each other and even exchange information on how to serve you in the best way possible. It’s marvelous. It’s breathtaking. But it also comes at a huge cost to your personal security.

The internet of things is as though a many-headed snake. There are just so many different parties involved here, so many users, so many service providers, so many different companies manufacturing these smart devices that we can’t seem to get over. The decentralized outlook is what makes this technology so awesome, but it also makes it highly difficult to tame. When a software catches a bug, the developer issues a patch. But what do you do when the very technology that runs the entire network on which your home system is based is subjected to a glaring flaw. That’s pretty much what happened here.

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