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IoT: The Internet of Terror


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Dear KV,

We are deploying a consumer IoT (Internet of Things) device, with each device connected to a cloud service that acts as the platform from which it will be controlled. The device itself is not dangerous: it is a simple, slimmed-down tablet to be used in hotel chains to replace an alarm clock and TV remote, and to provide access to room service. The device is battery operated, rechargeable, and cheap enough that hopefully no one will want to steal it. Guests cannot load any information into it, and—unlike a typical tablet—it does not serve as a Web browser.


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Manoj Guglani

Well written George. First place to start would be the computer engineers as majority of us still take security lightly. Recent breaches should give us enough cause for concern as we are connecting more and more devices to the network.


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