Reply to post: In fairness to the FBI

FBI tells Jo(e) Sixpack to become an expert in IoT security

Naselus

In fairness to the FBI

Many modern routers - even default ones from ISPs - are now dual-band and default to creating two wifi networks, so it's not quite as unthinkable that Auntie Maud might be able to run her wifi light switch on 2.4ghz and her actual internet connection on 5ghz.

Also, the majority of outright technophobes appear completely disinterested in IoT stuff, so the average IoT punter is probably considerably more technical than the average population. Probably not technical enough to understand things like 'put it all in a DMZ' but bright enough to find the admin interface and change a password on it if instructed to do so.

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