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IOT – what is it about?



IOT –  an acronym for Internet of things.

What is IOT? What is it about? What does it do?

IOT composes of two components, Internet and things.

So, what are the things? Things are smart phone, Arduino, Beagle bone, Raspberry Pi, Smart TV’s, Refrigerators, air-condition system or basically any devices or appliances that are capable to be connected to the network or to the Internet.

If those thing, devices or appliances is not connected to the network or internet they are just on their own. They are just things of the people who owned them.

But once they are connected to the Internet and are controlled remotely, then it becomes an IOT the Internet of Things, since they are already part of a larger network. In which, some software or individuals can access to the things remotely.

IOT is a good thing but there will always be individuals who will abuse or do evil things. IOT devices or appliances should be safe and secure. But things are hackable and I guess it will just be a matter of time before someone got interested to do nasty things.

To search for IOT devices, try browsing shodan.io. Be ethical always, because what goes around comes around. 

https://www.shodan.io/

Shodan is the world's first search engine for Internet-connected devices





Cheers! Till next time.



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