Why is everyone and his uncle Harry so completely missing the point?
Am I the only one in the world to have reached these glaringly obvious conclusions:
That devices in my home, the so-called "internet of things" (and how I loathe the term), have no business whatever being connected directly to the public Internet?
That the only network to which they need be connected leads to my own computer at home?
That if they communicate with the outside world at all it is to be directly from that computer, through VPN, directly to my handset's computer, and nowhere else?
Seriously, I can't be the only one of seven billion people who is thinking, "This is like listening to public debate over mounting a control panel and monitors for one's home on a light pole on the nearest street corner. What sane individual would do this, and why?"
I can understand wanting these devices to be reliable and safe, yet all of the debate seems to revolve around making them reliable, and safe *to connect to the public network*.
Reject that patently stupid idea and the rest of the problem is vastly simplified.