While the allegedly bugged Soviet hotel rooms were shrouded in secrecy, the tales about them bear a fascinating resemblance to a modern phenomenon, a home filled with smart technology that could easily be used for espionage. Smart Home ecosystems bring us convenience and practicality we have never seen before, but they also raise privacy concerns. As we invite smart technology to our homes, we are faced with the fact that convenience comes at the cost of privacy and with an unsettling hunch that we may not be aware of how much of our privacy we are trading off. Are we in fact bugging our own homes?
People worldwide are discovering the convenience of having the power of the internet within reach and smartwatches and all kinds of activity trackers have become very popular. These wearable technologies can be used to control your Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as air conditioning systems, healthcare appliances, surveillance cameras, refrigerators, and a great deal […]
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IFIS-Home Security Architecture, perform system tests, and verify the security not only of each component, but also interoperability, performance as well as the overall vulnerability to threats. Finally, WP5 targets to get the technology validated in an industry relevant scenario.
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Privacy invasion is bad, but actual home invasion is even worse. Criminals can easily figure out when the house is empty if they have access to the smart meter readings and plan according to that data.