How much do you know about your smart home
? This is the question that Booz Allen Hamilton\'s data scientist Charles Givre began answering in a recent experiment.
Givre has an account that is designed to control his internet from a single screen
Household equipment connected to door locks, curtains and LED lights.
What he wants to learn from his use behavior.
It turned out to be a bit too much.
Last week, Givre showed off his results in Ain, New York.
By accessing his Wink account, he (
Or anyone with his login information)
Can identify his social media account, the name of his device (
Like Charles\'s iPad.
And his network information.
Anthat monitors the propane tank of his grill, recording the latitude and longitude of the tank, thus revealing the exact location of his house.
From his thermostat, he can know when his house is occupied and when it is not.
Givre said that the purpose of his experiment was not to prove that his equipment had a safety defect, but to record a large amount of information they had accumulated through daily use.
To access his usage history, some accounts need to verify the key;
Others only ask for the email address and password of the Givre.
He wrote programs to \"ping\" his device, collect new information in real time about what happened in his home, and find patterns there.
He pointed out that his smart devices seem to be securely transferring information to the company\'s servers, \"but in any case, most of the interesting things are in the cloud.
As the trend of \"smart homes\" and \"Connected Cars\" continues, security is more important than ever.
The FTC released its best practices on customer data retention this year.
Device manufacturers say customers have the option to share their personal information with developers and third partiesparty apps.
However, customers may not always know how much information about them was originally collected by their devices.
The account of Givre\'s \"\" equipment includes the vehicle identification number of his car (VIN)
Accident and ownership history are easily accessible.
He also hung his automatic account online.
Service-based IFTTT (
\"If so \")
, It connects smart devices to shortcuts and triggers, like \"turn on the lights when the \'Automation\' device detects my car coming home.
Internet is a kind of trade. although it is convenientoff.
This part of the experiment shows how a person \"crosses\" from a smaller person\"
Protect accounts of other accounts with more sensitive information.
IFTTT collects his personal car travel in a spreadsheet
Including the time, place and exact route he took.
And only email addresses and passwords are used to protect this information.
\"If you start to get together over time, you can get a very accurate picture of where I am at any specific time of the day,\" Givre said . \".
In fact, this data can also help build a profile of a person\'s role.
At the meeting, Givre showed the chart of his car
The frequency of the day of the week;
There was a clear lack of activity on Saturday.
The Givre references \"why this might be\" I\'m not scrolling on Shabbos \".
When asked about Givre\'s findings this week, a spokesman for Wink stressed that each customer can only access his or her account information.
\"Users should not share passwords with others, nor should they grant access to untrusted applications,\" he wrote . \".
A Nest spokesperson wrote that \"customers have full control over what types of information developers can access,\" and can stop sharing at any time.
White, a spokesman for Automatic, said that the car VIN of the Givre can only be accessed through the app because the Givre chose to share it.
As for automatically sending his car travel information to IFTTT, Slender-
White said, \"The important thing is --
This data is accessible only to users and any application they explicitly grant permission.
, Address security and privacy issues on their website, and recommend best practices to protect the security of account information. (
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Smart home devices are part of the Internet of Things industry, connecting data to the Internet of Things
Sensors for tracking, measuring, or remote collection of objectscontrol them.
Although the technology is not new, the industry is still very young.
Last summer, Ben Kaufman, founder of Quirky, a former parent company of Wink, argued that the Internet of Things \"remains hackers, early adopters and wealthy \".
But the industry continues to grow.
\"I think consumers need to understand that there will be fundamental changes in their relationship with the device,\" Givre said . \".
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