The IoT and the Day the Internet Died … Almost

by Ted Bauman
The Sovereign Investor

A little over a week ago, the Internet almost died.

Starting on Thursday, October 20, much of the U.S. and parts of Western Europe experienced a massive outage. Some of the most popular and heavily used websites in the world went silent. Poor Donald Trump couldn’t tweet for a few hours.

[…] And it was all because of cheap webcams and DVD players … perhaps even one of yours.

Making Connections

To understand how this happened, you need to understand how Internet of Things (IoT) devices work.

If you’re reading this, you have an Internet connection. To make that connection, your computer or smartphone needs to have three things:

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