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Internet of Things A Gateway for Hackers?

Internet of Things - A Gateway for Hackers?

 

The IoT is about to take the world by storm. The awesome time and money-saving trick to virtually monitor your household devices are showing some promising signs. Once it hits our everyday life, it will be more than just productivity-boosting. The benefits are ceaseless. And the one thing that rises above all-is that comfy, warm sense of being connected to your home things wherever you go. Internet of Things is all about the safety that comes with the associated apps.

 

Or... is it?

 

Our planet already has enough mess accumulated by technology. According to the Forbes, a whopping number of 100,000 computers are hacked every day. Whether the sob story is - outrageous photo-leaks or organizations's hacking Scandals, privacy breach is nothing new to hit headlines. But the safety hazards associated with Internet of Things didn't discourage David Carmon, the former Britain's Prime Minister to promise £45 million to IoT's future. But Edith Ramirez of Federal Trade Commission, USA, aired the data security concerns that IoT inevitably brings and she warns "Any device that is connected to the Internet is at risk of being hijacked."

 

When one considers National Security Agency spying leaks, allowing the Internet steer the wheel of your household appliances is another way of sending a welcome note to government surveillance agencies (or worse, hackers who do it for fun), to monitor what's on your plate for dinner this evening. Just as shown in the TV series Homeland, terrorists are capable of hacking even a pacemaker. A fitness-tracking smartwatch, the one that counts your step or heartbeat, can be tampered with. Symantec Corporation has carried out research that confirms so. Make sure when you use IoT as security footage or baby monitor, isn't being used to stalk your move. The other devices that are susceptible to such intrusion are Smart TVs, Baby monitors, USB, Routers and even toilets! It is predicted that cutting-edge IoT solutions have already started to materialize at a rapid rate replacing the traditional customized solutions. It is to historically alter consumer habits and trends.

 

No matter what security challenges they involve, business Internet of Things connections are expected to reach 5.4 billion in 5 years. According to Verizon Inc., organizations that do not switch to IoT-based solutions will lag behind by at least 10% less profit by 2025. The security of Internet of Things depends on the data encryption during transmission. Electronics video tutorials are necessary to strengthen the foundation of knowledge of young interns so that they can deliver better projects in future.

 

Product managers should work alongside security operatives to plan the product roadmap will make sure that security is a key consideration when designing core functionality and features. The team will allow for greater collaboration to ensure the security concerns and business are well-balanced and to identify any vulnerabilities early in the product lifecycle.

 

Also, organizations must educate and inform consumers on the best practices including changing passwords regularly, which is still the most common causes of a security breach, and offering advice on security patches.

 

It will take true grits of manufacturers and careful consideration of computer scientists to ward off evils lurking behind the smart LEDs and unassuming webcams. Or else, IoT will be our 21st century's cross to bear.



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