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  • Hackers are running your smart home

    Posted on January 25th, 2021 at 01:25 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    PUBLIC DEFENDER

    Hackers are running your smart home

    By Brian Livingston

    I never thought it would get this bad. But it has.

    There are now more Internet of Things (IoT) devices than there are people on the planet. And the vast majority of those IoT gadgets are wide open, easily taken over by malicious hackers and used against you, your community, and the world.

    Almost half of all technology managers have let IoT gizmos — printers, HVAC systems, protocol gateways, etc. — into their corporate networks without changing the default passwords, according to a ForeScout survey.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 18.3.0 (2021-01-25).