Between 19 several companies proposed solutions like Microsoft's at Work or Novell's NEST.However, only in 1999 did the field start gathering momentum.Segal, a Palm Springs, Calif., native and former defense-projects coordinator for a government contractor, became far more wary about apps.“I no longer downloaded them thinking they were risk-free,” he says.
When Io T is augmented with sensors and actuators, the technology becomes an instance of the more general class of cyber-physical systems, which also encompasses technologies such as smart grids, virtual power plants, smart homes, intelligent transportation and smart cities.
The rate of such symptoms on smart phones, 5 percent, was far lower than the 31 percent rate of viruses and other malware infecting home computers that our survey also found.
But it’s still troubling because it shows how common such incidents have become in just the six years since the i Phone popularized touch-screen smart phones.
The figures we cite on the experiences of Internet users, including those with smart phones, are drawn from our annual State of the Net survey conducted in January by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. The margin of error for the full sample was plus or minus 1.8 percent, 2.4 percent for the subset of 1,656 smart-phone users, both at a 95 percent confidence level.
The Internet of things (Io T) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to connect and exchange data.