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IoT Security Issues by Alasdair Gilchrist

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Chapter 1–The Consumer Internet of Things

The Internet of Things, is a real enigma, not only is it such a vague term, covering all sorts of network capable connected things, which can be anything from a light bulb to a car to a home security system. It also appears to have almost unlimited scope bringing just about any modern consumer gadget or technical appliance, under its umbrella by virtue of its very loose definition.

Here are some common definitions:

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are pro- vided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. ...

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