By Hinkmond-Oracle on Dec 17, 2014
Watch out next week, when possibly millions, tens of millions, or even hundreds of millions of IoT devices get unwrapped, turned on, and registered online, sharing their data... all. at. once. on Christmas morning as the day moves from time zone to time zone. It could be the start of the IoT-maggedon.
Or not--if all goes right and those Christmas gifts register themselves correctly then send their wireless data without any hiccups. And, everyone remembers to change their default passwords to something non-hackable before connecting them to the Internet. Sh-yeah. Right.
See this FastCompany article:
Here's a quote:
Experts say this is going to be the biggest Christmas for Internet of Things devices—which wirelessly sense or send information—ever. (Until next year.) As the relatively new ritual of unwrapping a present and then logging it on plays out on December 25, the day increasingly becomes notable for the sheer number of items that start sharing data.So, watch for a big surge of FitBit/Nest/Baby Monitor/etc. traffic on Christmas Day, followed by stories on the news how it was the day that a record number of IoT devices went online for the first time in one day, and either caused the biggest spike in IoT data traffic or the largest number of crashes and subsequent customer support phone calls to IoT companies in one day.
Stay tuned... 🎅 🎄