The… Internet… of… What?
When you hear “Internet of Things,” or see its abbreviation “IoT,” it may feel rather foreign. But the concept of IoT is simply the connection between humans and Internet-connected devices.
Today, IoT is so much more than just your smartphone or computer.
You’ve seen IoT in action if you’ve ever used an Alexa or Echo Dot home device. You’ve used IoT if you’ve ever sent a document to a wireless printer.
You may even wear IoT devices if you own FitBits, iWatches or other types of step counters.
Surprised IoT is more familiar than you thought?
If you’ve read our previous posts about the risks of using unsecured Wi-Fi networks, you can see how IoT security is more relevant than ever. While IoT is an integral part of our everyday lives, many devices lack proper security standards. The unfortunate truth — while convenient, IoT is quickly becoming another way for criminals to access your personal information. Continue reading