Dawn Blizard: What Video Doorbells Have to Teach Us About the Difficulties of IoT Security

1/10/2021 - 14:14

"The Amazon-owned smart home product manufacturer Ring recently announced that it’s strengthening the security of its Internet of Things (IoT) motion-detecting doorbell cameras by offering end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for streaming video footage. There’s a catch, though. Users who opt to turn on E2EE will find that they need to make major tradeoffs. Convenience and usefulness drop if they want to enjoy the privacy benefits of E2EE. That highlights one of the problems with IoT security — balancing privacy with the device’s purpose."