More and more “dumb” devices are gaining network connectivity and are connecting to the internet. This theoretically increases convenience for us by routing controls and monitoring through our phones. Yet there is a growing concern that the Internet of Things, or IOT, has a darker side. From simple issues beginning with higher electricity usage and longer and more complicated setups, to security issues such as poor or non-existent software security and bug fixes and patches.
This week the “Skeleton CREW” discusses whether this newest technological advancement is all it’s hyped up to be or if we should just steer clear and keep our dumb devices dumb.