Google Home’s latest data leak highlights the flaws of IoT

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As more and more businesses embrace the ‘power’ of the Internet of Things (IoT), Google Home’s latest ‘security breach’ highlights the flaws of IoT. Researchers for Tripwire Security, a security consultancy, found that a Home device’s physical location can be tracked and that Google’s live streaming functions can be hijacked – allowing cyber criminals to hijack Google IoT services within people’s homes and businesses. Google declined to comment on the news, but a spokesperson did comment on Google’s commitment to protecting customer data.

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