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The consumer IoT market has become massive in just a few short years. There are now likely billions of live devices, with developers offering consumers everything from home assistants to smart security cameras to smart refrigerators.

However, there’s a big challenge ahead for the industry. Despite advances in IoT security and design, these devices are still quite vulnerable — which could expose people and their home networks to attacks from hackers and other cybercriminals. A lack of consumer knowledge about cybersecurity is making this problem even worse.

Here’s the current state of IoT security, and why these vulnerabilities pose such a major threat to the industry. …



tech and productivity writer. bylines: @venturebeat, @makeuseof, @motherboard, @theweek, @technobuffalo, @inc and others.

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