Another Smart-Home Flaw

Data privacy has improved when it comes to IoT devices in the past year and companies are taking more care to ensure your data remains secure. On the other side of the coin is the fact that your ISP can actually see pretty much everything you've got going on - even if it's encrypted - due to the fact that they are doing the routing. There are ways they can track pretty much exactly what is going on, and that may cause some concern for some users. I figure they already see what I watch on Netflix, so it's not a big deal. That, and I don't have a smart home.

Once they’re identified, the ISP (in this case played by the researchers) can simply watch for increases in traffic. What those changes in traffic mean are either self-evident or perfectly able to be inferred with a little analysis. By watching a sleep tracker, the ISP can see when the user gets in bed and wakes up, perhaps even how well they sleep, whether they get up in the middle of the night and so on.

Source: TechCrunch