Smart home brings many convenient and time-saving features into people’s lives. The possibility to check the content of your fridge when you’re grocery shopping. The ability to open you home door lock for the plumber remotely. The possibility of checking if you left the oven on or not, and to turn it on when you are heading home from the supermarket, etc. All of these things have the potential of saving time and effort. And our time is very valuable for most of us. IoT and the smart home revolution shows a lot of promise.
But with the possibilities, as always, there are also threats. One of the biggest threats comes from the devices themselves: What personal data do they collect and how do they handle it? IoT devices are vulnerable – at least as much as any other internet-connected devices.
On this blog we’ll discuss security and privacy issues of connected devices and the IoT.