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The proliferation of internet-connected home devices such as thermostats, baby monitors and fridges is creating an ever-expanding interconnected web known as the Internet of Things, or IoT. But security and legal experts warn that machine-to-machine communication is creating a new level of risk — by providing hackers with new vulnerabilities to exploit.

Source: Toronto Star

Date: December 7th, 2017

Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2017/12/03/smart-home-tech-developers-may-be-prioritizing-convenience-over-security.html

Discussion

1) What IoT devices do you have?  (I have solar panels, printer, wireless weather forecaster….)

2) What can a hacker do with my solar panels if they manage to hack the controller?

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