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How do you feel about the security of IoT devices in homes?

By connorpalmer16 ·
Many IoT (Internet of Things) devices have been emerging in recent years and are building a reputation as people automate their homes, however, many people still have conflicting thoughts about them.
Some of you are aware and others may not be, but IoT devices are devices that have the ability to automate systems for us and help us with our day to day tasks, and include everything from Alexa, fridges, video door bells, light bulbs, and even home heating systems that are connected on to your home network.

Many people have raised concerns with the security of these devices as many are low-tech, and are implemented into their user’s home networks, although they're extremely common in today's times and frequently used by those of an I.T background, and from those who aren't.

How much importance do you place in the security of these devices, and do you consider it when purchasing them for your home?

This work is for a student project for the University of South Wales, any comments and insights would be very helpful, excited what you all have to think on the subject!
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This is entirely subjective

by OH Smeg In reply to How do you feel about the ...

Many people like the convenience of IoT Devices none of which where subject to even the most basic security thoughts when they where designed.

Others seem to think that they are a Open Attack Vector into your home and render any insurance you may have for thieft unclaimable because you are basically leaving the door open with a sign on the footpath telling anyone who walks past to help themselves to everything you own.

The simple fact of life though is if they connect to a WiFi system and that is how you have to connect them they are an Open Attack Vector that is impossible to plug and depending on who you insure through may wipe any insurance you have.

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