That IOT stuff is a mess, esp. given how it is like the wild west policy and security wise.
Too many people connect their new IOT device and do nothing more. Say for example a CCTV IOT device, they think it will allow them to secure their home by seeing what is going on when they need to.
The reality: they put it online with default known ports, default username and password, default remote admin on+default remote admin&password that is publicly known.
The end result? They created a way anyone on the Internet can monitor that home and in some cases, burglars use it to case out a home. When they check the webcam to see it is empty and get a sense of when it is generally empty. They clear out the house hard. They also contribute to DDOS.
It's worse that someone having a public facebook profile with their home address and then posting "I'm going on vacation for (duration.)" Which the Internet reads as "Come rob my house please, I beg you, I am desperate to be robbed."
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