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Six Internet of Things Predictions for 2016

Six Internet of Things Predictions for 2016

Six Internet of Things Predictions for 2016

(OP)
pretty good for a slide show

http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/slideshows/si...

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RE: Six Internet of Things Predictions for 2016

my (Not quite ) predictions (I think it is already happening)

1) scurity will only be only considered as a n afterthought, be poorly implemented & require more knowledge from end useres to implement than is generaly the case. resulting in even poor security features being disabled to "make the Damn thing work"

2) a continual stream of articles in the press about people who have had their bank accounts raided by their fridge because of point 1 slating the manufacturers (OK they will have been at leats partialy to blame) without any mention of the facts that the users had configured the item's security poorly (due to lacck of awareness)

This current focus on catering for making things as simple as possible (not necessarily a bad thing) without any concerns for security can be best demonstrated by the curent idiocy of the banks & "contactless payments"

1st they intoduce Chip & pin because they were loosing too much to fraud (reasonable), theyn they develope a means for the customer to use the card with no security verification at all (not even a signature which was the original weak point ).
Ok they restrict the amount that can be lost (but keep increasing it) but they will still be loosing money, & we all know how banks make up for losses!

Who ever first sugested this system shold have been dismissed on the spot for gross incompetence.

{rant mode off}


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RE: Six Internet of Things Predictions for 2016

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a continual stream of articles in the press about people who have had their bank accounts raided by their fridge...
I'll take exception to this one. It won't be the fridge that raids peoples accounts, it will be their doorbell. Take a look at this Naked Security article. winky smile

James P. Cottingham
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RE: Six Internet of Things Predictions for 2016

(OP)
If people set their IoT passwords like they do their ATM card PINS, there will be houses with freezing pipes as well as those with pets dead or dying because it's 115 Fahrenheit when the owner gets home. And they'll claim it's not their fault. Who would have thought that they could guess that my password was '1234'?

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adaptive uber info galaxies (bigger, better, faster, and more adept than cognitive innovative agile big data clouds)


RE: Six Internet of Things Predictions for 2016

Indeed
one example In the UK we had the "Phone Hacking" scandal
which quite justly villified unscrupulous jorunalists & resulted in the closure of one news paper & criminal charges against he perpetrators

what was glossed over wass the fact tht even people who should know better, or at least have advisors that ensured they did (ex PM Gordon Brown I am talking about you!) clearly had week passcodes on their mobile phones and having sensitive messages left on them.

Ok if someone enters my house & steels my TV they are commiting a crime even if I have left my fromt door open but...
(& my insurance company would tell me where to go when I tried to claim).

Anothe example was Windws Vista, Microsoft finaly took steps to secure the computer form unauthorised changes & users imediatly looked for ways to disable it.


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