The Internet of Things or IoT have tremendously transformed our lives, but experts worry that with the widespread use of smart tablets and internet-enabled home appliances, a cyber security epidemic might be on the horizon.
IoTs can lead you into privacy issues as it tracks your personal data and IP address, hence exposing the location that can be associated with you and the device.
What does an IP say about your identity and location?
Your IP reveals your physical location such as deeper information that includes your country, city, state or province, even your postal code.
Your location can be combined with websites that you have visited, your interests, people you have communicated with, and many more so they can learn about you and present you with more targeted ads and content, even sell all of your data to some bidders.
Internet Service Providers or ISP’s even privy to more information. It knows almost everything about you since you are a customer, such as your name, phone number, address, bank details, credit card numbers, transaction histories, and many more.
The security concerns have become an issue as IoT devices which can expose your real IP are perfect prey for attacks by third parties. Therefore, you may consider using a VPN router to secure all IoT devices as it can encrypt your internet traffic and hide your IP address.