Robert R. Ackerman Jr.: Poor security threatens Internet of Things hypergrowth

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Robert R. Ackerman Jr.: Poor security threatens Internet of Things hypergrowth
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30/10/2021 – 00:14

“Most people familiar with computers and information technology know something about the Internet of Things (IoT) and probably own an IoT device or have seen it in use in the workplace. IoT adds internet connectivity to computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, and a huge array of non-computer objects.

Its growth, meanwhile, has been astounding — so much so that it has often been called the second phase of the internet.

There are now more than 11 billion connected devices worldwide, up from almost nothing a decade ago. This number is expected to swell to more than 27 billion in 2025, according to IoT Analytics, and most consumers and companies that employ IoT are happy they do. It includes “smart” home devices, such as smart cameras and doorbells; Wi-Fi enabled lights; toys; smart appliances; healthcare and fitness devices; smart automobiles with nascent self-driving capabilities; and industrial sensors.”
 

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