What Is The Internet Of Things?
In English, it is called the Internet of Things (IoT) to the possibility of interconnection and transmission of data between everyday objects and the Internet. The electrical and electronic appliances and digital devices with which we live have circuits and sensors that allow them to run programs, collect and share data with the Internet without the intervention of people.
How Does The Internet Of Things (IoT) Work?
Through software or application, the objects connected to the Internet are managed and controlled remotely and in real-time.
What Objects In Our Daily Life Can Connect To The Internet?
It depends on the models. Newer products have circuits and sensors that can connect to the Internet.
- Computers and cell phones
- Washing machine
- Coffee makers
- Smart houses
- Smart assistants
- Adult devices
Do They Collect Data?
Yes, all objects connected to the Internet collect data that can be sent to different servers worldwide. Specifically, the Internet of Things development focuses on the generation of sensors incorporated into objects to collect and send data. The objects seem intelligent, although, in reality, they are obeying a program or software that allows them to perform actions based on the data collected: turning on lights, watering plants, a coffee maker, etc.
Are Internet-Connected Devices Safe?
They have the same risks as any other device connected to the Internet. If cybercriminals find vulnerabilities in any connected devices, they can remotely access your network and thus steal data and personal information.
What Data Can Attackers Obtain?
They can get:
- Usernames and passwords
- Data from connected devices
- Data that allow tracking the customs and schedules of family members
- Credit card details
- Data of the communications made
- Images and videos
Before Connecting Objects To The Home Wi-Fi Network
- Read the terms and conditions of the device to know what treatment they will give to your data. Check the security settings and decide what data to share.
- Protect your Wi-Fi network private network with a secure password
- Update the security of your Wi-Fi router
- Keep the software of the objects connected to the Internet in the home updated as the updates incorporate improvements in security and privacy.
- If the objects can generate username and password, create strong passwords.