Not Everything Needs To Be Connected To The Internet

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I grew up in the late 70’ & early 80s in simpler times when the Internet didn’t exist in it’s current form
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Culture of Connectedness

Dystopia Cyberpunk Is Now

Every Device You Own is Spying on You

Home Assistants/Hubs

Smart Hubs for Homes; Credit: Reviews.com
Apple HomePod vs. Google Home vs. Amazon Echo; Credit: Newsweek.com

Home Security Systems

DIY Wi-Fi-connected Home Security Systems; Credit: iSmartSafe
Connected door lock; Credit: Kinooze

Smart Thermostats

Smart Refrigerators

Smart Beds

Smart Toaster Ovens

June Oven- “ Wi-Fi so you can connect to the app to watch your food cook, adjust temperature…”; Credit: Gizmodo

Sex Toys (which leads to the next item on the list…)

Remote Control Vibrator; Credit: DHgate
Shodan popular search results for “Live Sex Cams;” Credit: Shodan.io
Hush butt plug was remotely hacked by hackers; Credit: Newsweek

Smart Baby Monitors

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Medical Devices

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Vacuum Cleaners

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Smart TVs & Speakers

Video Game Consoles

The Internet-connected Microsoft Xbox One video game console

Driverless Cars (yes, that’s a thing now)

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Smart Cities

Smart cities; Credit: Urenio

Robots

Smartwatches

Webcams/CCTV cameras

Internet-connected Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Camera; Credit: The Daily Beast

Printers/Copiers/Fax/Scanners — Multi-Functional Devices

Airplanes

Robotic co-pilot flies and lands a simulated Boeing 737

Weapons Systems

GAO analysis of DoD information

Industrial Control Systems

Shodan ICS Radar

Industrial Control Systems / Critical Infrastructure

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More Connected Devices = Greater Attack Surface Area

“I Lost My Phone!! Now What?” or My Favorite, “Oh No, We Lost Internet!! Now What?”

“No Soup For You!” — reference the Seinfeld episode
A good IoT Twitter account to follow

security & privacy well-done with a side order of no | keybase.io/d3structo

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