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Episode 33 - IoT Security Failures Strike Again, This Time A Fish Tank

Security In Five Podcast

Release Date: 07/26/2017

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Internet of Things is a craze to get everything on the Internet. However the rush to build has left security practices behind. Time and time again it's shown that IoT poses a security risk for everyone. This episode talks about how a fish tank almost got a casino hacked.

Be aware, be safe.

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Music in this episode:
Greenhorn by Mystery Mammal is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License.