Security experts have warned for years that your smart home devices are a hackable nightmare. With smart fridges, thermometers and lightbulbs designed to be convenient and easy to use, security is often an afterthought. That means hackers can have a field day accessing your personal data, or taking control of your device as part of a zombie network that takes down swathes of the internet.
But there hasn’t been much of a solution to all of the internet of things security woes. That’s where Microsoft hopes to stake its claim with a new group of products it announced Monday, called Azure Sphere.