With Apple announcing another piece of the puzzle to the Internet of Things, it's time to start asking hard questions. Do we really want all of our everything connected?
Apple's new HomeKit will allow you to connect your iPhone or iPad with your home's lights, locks, thermostat and more, as the products roll out and technology grows. But all that connectivity is a direct threat to security.
Nick Bilton of the New York Times explains:
... I can’t shake the feeling that one day, maybe, just maybe, my entire apartment is going to get hacked.
Bilton notes that a private home's security will be a piece of cake for bad guys who have hacked much larger targets.
Hackers can crack governments and corporations, let alone smartphones and desktops. What’s to stop them from hacking a connected house? ... Now imagine what could happen to your house. You come home to unlock your front door or turn on your lights with your smartphone — and find yourself locked out, your home held hostage.
What about you? Are you looking ahead to connected homes with wonder or dread? Let me know in my comments below.