Reply to post: IOT is poorly named

No wonder we're being hit by Internet of Things botnets. Ever tried patching a Thing?

User McUser
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IOT is poorly named

What is currently called the Internet of Things should more rightly be called "Putting Things on the Internet." A proper "Internet of Things" would be devices in my house that communicate with *each other* and receive instructions from me via the Internet through a managed gateway device attached to my router.

At no point should any of these devices ever get direct unfettered access to the Internet for reasons which should be obvious if you read this article.

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