The IoT has transformed from ideas and cutting-edge technology to being in most people’s lives on some level. It is predicted that the number of IoT devices in individual homes will jump from nine in 2021 to 500 or more in 2022. In fact, the IoT will be bundled into devices as it becomes more mainstream, so it will no longer be a matter of making a choice. Take a look at some of the flaws of the IoT.
AI Security Issues
The threat of ransomware has increased over the last few years, and it continues to do so. They expect the next major target to be cloud service providers, as many businesses and individuals are shifting to cloud servers to store their data. This could be catastrophic for companies that rely on cloud service providers to keep their businesses up and running.
Nations Could Wall Off the Internet
As connectivity increases, some nations might wall off the Internet to prevent others from accessing what they have. This is already the case in some countries. The purpose of the IoT is global connectivity, but these barriers could prevent the flow of information and revert to a less globalized world. It could also lead to illegal underground Internet competitors and other problems.
Problems with Botnets
Consumers connect to the Internet with literally millions of different devices. This opens the door for hackers to use botnets to access devices that are lacking security and stage DDoS attacks on companies and other websites. The botnets can also detect this activity, but without major upgrades to consumer devices, it will be challenging to solve this issue.
Lack of Consumer Confidence
The number of people who believe that the IoT is not secure is growing, and many support the government getting involved in regulation and security. In general, people do not feel that they know enough about how to secure the IoT, and they have very little confidence that the providers are doing enough. The reality is that until consumer confidence increases and people feel positive about security, it is difficult for the IoT to be adopted into the mainstream.