In the brave new Internet of Things, everything’s connected to the internet. Your TV, your thermostat.
For cheaper stuff companies may decide not to spend the money for extra security. So, if you’re making, say, a new fitness tracker,
“It would be a lot easier, and a lot cheaper to design it without having encrypted storage, without all sorts of things that some people think you need to have," said Lee Tien, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.