Logan McGrady: Reaching the breaking point: UM-Flint professor on Internet-of-Things security

30/10/2020 - 08:05

Even if you haven’t heard the term before, you’re probably familiar with the “Internet-of-Things.” It refers to the increasing number of everyday objects that are connected to the web— fitness trackers, doorbells, washing machines, even your vehicle. The connected nature of these items can create significant convenience for consumers, sending you real-time updates when the laundry is finished or when Amazon left a package at your door. Unfortunately, that same connectivity that makes your day-to-day life easier can also put your home at risk for cyber attacks.