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IoT Security Part 1: Nobody Knows You’re A Hacked Light Bulb

Neil Gershenfeld, the MIT computer pioneer, once made the joke that “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a lightbulb”.1 2 Speaking back in 2005, he was referring to the then emerging technology platform of the Internet of Things (IoT), where all sorts of devices and sensors such as webcams, lights, thermostats and even coffee pots were starting to be IP-enabled and connected to the Internet.

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