The Internet of Things is one of the most exciting and fastest growing areas of the internet.
The web has moved from a fairly static place where authors published web pages, to the social web where everyone was able to post their own materials through platforms like YouTube and Facebook, to the internet of things where ‘things’, or devices, are connected through the internet, to other devices.
With 5g beginning to appear, it’s tipped to become even bigger and even more prevalent.
The downside is that cybercriminals are also using the technology, often in ways which we can’t imagine, to extort money or to assist them commit crimes.
Whole cities are becoming smart, as are our homes and businesses, so just as with other forms of physical security, it’s important that everyone takes steps to keep criminals out.
This video gives examples two of the most common ways that criminals are using the internet of things, and shows the sorts of things that can happen when simple internet security precautions aren’t taken.
It then offers some simple things that everyone can do to help make, and keep, their devices and networks safer.