Researchers find a way to stop ISPs from spying on you via your smart devices

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Shoddy security and possible privacy invasions – those are two risks that come along with owning a smart device. Even if you’ve taken additional steps to protect your privacy – such as putting your IoT devices behind a VPN – an ISP, or an adversary with capabilities similar to an ISP, can still use your smart devices to spy on you.

Fortunately, you can stop your ISP from spying on you via your smart devices, according to “Spying on the Smart Home: Privacy Attacks and Defenses on Encrypted IoT Traffic” (pdf), a Princeton University research paper by Noah Apthorpe, Dillon Reisman, Srikanth Sundaresan, Arvind Narayanan and Nick Feamster.

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