2016: The Year to be Network Aware

I’m really starting to wonder about the wisdom of plugging everything into the internet. This also includes the need to create another online account to go with each device.

So for 2016 I’ll be asking myself the following question before buying anything network enabled:

Does the convenience of having this device connect via wifi, mobile data, or bluetooth outweigh its inherent lack of network security?

I’m also going to guess that in most cases the answer will be “no.”

And yes, I’m going to start with the idea that network security is an afterthought in most of these things.