A total of 895 million smart home devices was shipped in 2021, an increase of 11.7% on the previous year, the technology analyst firm IDC says.
Advances in smart home technology are changing Australian homes, but they are also opening up opportunities for attackers, according to a new survey by Avast Security.
There will be almost 13.5 billion smart home devices in active use by 2025, compared to an expected 7.4 billion at year end 2020, according to a new report that forecasts smart entertainment devices will take the bulk of revenue attributable to smart home devices at over US$230 billion in 2025.
Smart home devices and their apps represent a major weak link in the corporate cyber security chain as the lines between work and home life increasingly blur, according to one security firm that conducted a survey revealing 36% of Australian workers use personal devices to access corporate data – often via services and applications hosted in the cloud.
The deployment of smart home IoT devices may pose risks of attacks by hackers, according to a new report which forecasts that the number of smart home devices is expected to increase globally at a compound annual growth rate of 16.9% until 2023.
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