We are only at the beginning when it comes to this world of connectedness known as the Internet of Things. The kinks are still being worked out and there are many possibilities for misfires. This interesting information came to us from ZDNet in their article, “This is the dishwasher with an unsecured web server we deserve.”
Stories come from the strangest of places about technical vulnerabilities, in both smart and non-smart devices. This time it came from a restaurant, about a dishwasher that was a security risk. I realize April Fool’s Day just passed, but this is no joke.
The Internet of Things is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items that are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. In the future this will not be a special thing. It will be the norm. But until then, it pays to stay on top of everything that is connected as it can be a potential door to allow nefarious characters into your system.
Melody K. Smith
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