© John C. Shovic 2021
J. C. ShovicRaspberry Pi IoT Projectshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6911-4_7

7. Computer Security and the IoT

John C. Shovic1  
Spokane Valley, WA, USA

Chapter Goal: Understand the Basics of IoT Computer Security

Topics Covered in This Chapter:
  • The top five things to worry about

  • What computer security is

  • Computer security for communications

  • Computer security for hardware devices

  • Protecting your users

Why are we worried about computer security on the IoT?

Hackers are everywhere. They attack our banks. They attack our stores (think Target). They are trying to attack our infrastructure (power, water, sewer, etc.). Now, with the advent of IoT, they have a gateway into your home.

Guess what? They are going to attack your IoT device. ...

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