The article ‘“Internet of Things” security is hilariously broken and getting worse’ of ARS Technica shows how, using Shodan , one can find pictures from millions of open Webcams on internet.
The issue is not new but the scale of the problem is threatening. As the article nicely points out:
- people do not care about the security or privacy features of the devices they buy
- the important points are cost and easiness to manage (which means it is better if there are no password to access it)
- only to throw away the device the day they find themselves on Shodan or in a picture on a newspaper and say “never again”.
But who is going to do something about it? Who should defend the privacy of people and the security of Internet? Should the IoT market be regulated or self-regulated or something in between?