Creating and Maintaining Home Networks
What You Connect To The Internet Matters


Wikipedia: Internet of things

  The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the network of
  physical objects-"things"-that are embedded with sensors,
  software, and other technologies for the purpose of
  connecting and exchanging data with other devices and
  systems over the internet.

  The definition of the Internet of Things has evolved due to
  the convergence of multiple technologies, real-time
  analytics, machine learning, commodity sensors, and embedded
  systems. Traditional fields of embedded systems, wireless
  sensor networks, control systems, automation (including home
  and building automation), and others all contribute to
  enabling the Internet of things. In the consumer market, IoT
  technology is most synonymous with products pertaining to
  the concept of the "smart home", including devices and
  appliances (such as lighting fixtures, thermostats, home
  security systems and cameras, and other home appliances)
  that support one or more common ecosystems, and can be
  controlled via devices associated with that ecosystem, such
  as smartphones and smart speakers.

  There are a number of serious concerns about dangers in the
  growth of IoT, especially in the areas of privacy and
  security, and consequently industry and governmental moves
  to address these concerns have begun including the
  development of international standards.

Checklist 172: A Ring of Trouble  (28+ min)

Checklist 129: The Internet of Things and Other Things  (35+ min)

Checklist 126: Little Nests Have Big Ears  (29+ min)

Privacy When Using the Internet

Home Computer Security

  Problems/Bugs continue to be found in hardware, operating
  systems, applications software, networks, and technology.
  There is an ongoing battle between the good guys finding and
  fixing the problems and the bad guys1 finding and exploiting
  the problems. Your role is important in this ongoing drama!

  1Do bad guys include ISPs, Carriers, big tech and your own