Connected at home – what’s the problem?

You’ve probably heard by now of the Internet of Things (IoT). It’s essentially anything that is connected to the internet that isn’t a “standard” laptop or computer. But how secure is it? And how secure is your car? Just because your key fob is in your house doesn’t mean your car can’t be stolen.

The TV show Panorama here in the UK aired a really interesting episode this week, looking at just these issues. Have a watch here and see what you think.

I think the show does really well at showing how quickly systems can be compromised and what the effects could be. New iPad anyone? The truly horrifying part came with the expose of home CCTV footage available to anyone on the web, particularly baby monitors.

This should be a wake up call to everyone with a home router. Change the password and make it complex, at least 15 characters or more. Do it today.

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