The Internet of Things brings both magical opportunities and devastating vulnerabilities.
The basic idea of IoT, internet of things, is taking all the things in the world and uniting them to the internet. As we know, that by connecting a device to the internet; you give it the ability to send data and receive data. For example, connecting our smart phones to the internet lets us view the weather and read the news, of all around the world. (McClelland, C. 2017)
Likewise, an example of IoT helping the world would be that farmers can remotely get a report about the soil moisture of their farm. Such can help them in judging when they need to water their crops. (McClelland, C. 2017)
It’s all sun and shine till we get to the part that connecting anything to the internet makes it more vulnerable to hackers and automated hacking attempts. [Read more…]