Many popular IoT devices have terrible security. For instance, a hacker who’s on the same Wi-Fi network as a Sonos speaker can assume direct control over the device’s behavior. If an IoT device doesn’t secure the messages used to control it over a network, it’s easy for somebody to write a few Python scripts to make it do whatever they want.

Why IoT Devices Aren’t Always Secure

Internet of things devices are low-cost, internet-connected pieces of hardware which often straddle the line between great idea and completely unnecessary. The trend of putting a Wi-Fi card in objects which are made… more

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