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IoT Security Issues by Alasdair Gilchrist

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Chapter 22–Trusting the Device

In this chapter, we will examine the requirement for trust at the device – human level and how the original concept of the Internet of things has turned out to be fundamentally flawed and the name a misnomer. We will also see how blindly trusting in a device can have consequences that we did not anticipate especially if that device has surveillance capabilities. Also, we will cover the sometimes-problematic trust relationships with the media, their motivations and goals.

In this chapter the reader will learn;

  1. Device trust model in the IoT
  2. How it is not an Internet but more a collection of intranets
  3. How trusting devices can have negative consequences
  4. Some real-world examples, such as phone hacking
  5. Trust and ...

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