Shodan’s search engine capabilities show the need for ‘internet of things’ security to be taken more seriously For every benefit of the internet of things, such as being able to unlock a garage door with your mobile phone, or find your car keys by sending them a text message, there’s a downside.From web-connected smoke-alarms that can be “unintentionally deactivated” with the wave of a hand to smart light fixtures that, after a software update, refuse to work with lightbulbs made by other brands, it sometimes seems like the internet of things is just an abbreviation “the internet of things that should not have been connected to the internet”. Continue reading