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Internet of Things botnets: You ain’t seen nothing yet

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why on earth would I want a ...

I was just having this conversation yesterday with a friend who is going to be working away from his home for several days a week. His first question was what products I would suggest so that the could control his lighting and heating remotely while he was away using his mobile. It took a bit of prodding to get him to realise that he could achieve all we wanted to achieve with a couple of programmable timers (which he would have to buy for a total of £10) and a boiler control with a seven day programme (which he has already). And maybe get his burglar alarm connected to the phone line.

The ubiquity of the mobile phone is now such that people seem to assume it's the solution to every problem - regardless of how expensive or inappropriate the technology might be that the phone connects to.

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