Security and the IoT

There will be 25 billion IoT devices by the end of 2020

Sourced through Scoop.it from: news.softpedia.com

According to Computer Science Zone, there are around 4.9 billion connected smart devices in use in 2015. This number is going to skyrocket to 25 billion in the next five years, a number which translates to 2.5 IoT-enabled devices for each person on Earth.

Taking into account that a simple sensor implanted in a cow’s collar to transmit medical information to farmers sends over 200 MB of data in a single year, this means the Internet of Things is leaving huge amounts of data online that hackers could easily pick up on.

So, if a smart device generates so much data, and their total number is going to grow five times, this only leaves us to wonder about how safe these devices are. See infographic on the webpage

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