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Some Things just aren't meant to be (on Internet of Things networks). But we can work around that

JohnFen Silver badge

I don't think he was asking what the benefit of remotely accessing sensors and the like is. I think he was asking why on earth they should be on the internet. Which, I think, is a valid question. The internet is far from the only way to accomplish that, it's just the most convenient -- if you don't care about security at all.

If you really have to have this stuff on the internet, then you also have to engage in quite a bit of security groundwork for them to even begin to approach being something reasonably secure, which takes away a fair amount of that convenience.

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