Security Problems with IoT Run Deep: Pepper IoT and Dark Cubed

Turns out you’re not paranoid: that smart lightbulb really is spying on you. But did you suspect it was sending your info to China? Apparently so, according to Pepper IoT and Dark Cubed. They find lots of systemic problems with IoT security and suggest solving them won’t be easy. On the lighter side of total surveillance, an app in China listens for the sound of frying cooking oil and rewards customers with coupons and a U.S.-based firm watches what you dump in recycling bins and offers praise when you sort your track correctly. Feel better?