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Here’s why old, cheap IoT devices should be destroyed, not thrown away
This week in IoT, researchers find that some devices can still do harm after the power is switched off – and all that’s needed is a bit of bin looting. The world is awash with cheap internet of things (IoT) devices these days as manufacturers attempt to get in on the booming trend, but the quality of build can sometimes leave a lot to be desired. Now, according to Hackaday, many of these cheap products can come back to haunt you long after you’ve thrown them in the bin. A security researcher found that many cheap smart bulbs are storing a Wi-Fi’s SSID code in plaintext, creating a network security nightmare.
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