The term “Internet of Things” IoT is fast growing popular in this modern digitalized world. While attending an interview with IdeaMensch on February last year, the futuristic entrepreneur Jason Hope argued that although the future is bright with IoT, this technology has a myriad of drawbacks. Particularly, Hope states that IoT incorporated devices are prune to massive security threats or attacks. According to Hope majority of these devices except iPhones and average Droid phones are vulnerable to security attacks due to low security and computing strength. Something, therefore, needs to be done immediately lest the hackers have an easy time hacking the devices.
Ideally, IoT devices have remote management software’s. As a result of this, Jason Hope highlights the second challenge facing most IoT devise as remote exploitation. The last problem facing the IoT as pointed out by Hope is purchasing cost which is quite expensive hence cannot be bought by persons of all classes. Although the challenges are somewhat weighty, Jason Hope manages to provide some solutions to them. To begin with, he states that the security issue can be easily solved through manufactures setting standard password since individualized passwords and defaults are easy to crack on the IoT devices.
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Alternatively, Jason advises on employment of digitally signed and encrypted firmware as a method to curb IoT gadgets insecurity. The last option suggested by technological experts like Ahmed Banafa and supported by Jason Hope is the use of blockchain technique. The technique is the most efficient form of cryptocurrency which was first introduced in the market in 2009. Through its incorporation on IoT devices, the security on these gadgets will improve massively as the technology provides legitimate data to the users. In relation to selling price, Jason thinks that the various companies can adjust and develop similar IoT devices that are relatively cheaper and of high quality so that all can access IoT gadgets.
Bottom line, Jason Hope is convinced that internet of things carries a plethora of benefits for the future generation. However, he insists that for the benefits to be enjoyed, his proposed solutions along with other justified means need to be incorporated at an early stage.